Veteran Egyptian comedian Hassan Hosny dies aged 88

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Sat, 30 May 2020 - 08:50 GMT

FILE: Hassan Hosny

FILE: Hassan Hosny

CAIRO - 30 May 2020: Veteran Egyptian comedian Hassan Hosny passed away in the early hours of Saturday at the age of 89 due to a heart attack.

Hours before his death, the renowned comedian suffered a heart attack and was moved to Dar El-Fouad Hospital's ICU.

The funeral took place at Hosny's family graveyard near the Cairo-Fayoum Desert Road.

Many Egyptian and Arab actors extended their condolences to Hosny's family. Many were keen to attend the funeral despite the pandemic lockdown.

Born in Cairo in 1931, the actor first discovered his talent when he was in school.

Hosny had an artistic career that spanned over 50 years’ experience in theatre, cinema and drama. He was also a member of the board of directors of Egypt's Representative Professions Syndicate.

He starred in countless films, including “Nasser 56”, “El Nazer”, "Karkar", "Katkout", "Askar Fe el Mo'askar", "Bobos" among others.

Hosny received many prestigious awards, the most prominent was the Faten Hamama Excellence Award he received from the 40th Cairo Film Festival.

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