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Omar Sharif Dies at 83

Omar Sharif Dies at 83Omar Sharif Dies at 83

Actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in classic films Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, has died at the age of 83.

Egypt-born Sharif won two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination for his role as Sherif Ali in David Lean’s 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia. He won a further Golden Globe three years later for Doctor Zhivago, BBC reported.

Earlier this year, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. His agent Steve Kenis said Sharif suffered a heart attack on Friday in a hospital in Cairo.