Legendary actor Omar Sharif, who is best known for his roles in the worldwide blockbuster films Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, has died this afternoon at the age of 83.
Egypt-born Sharif won three Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination in his career.
The first two Golden Globes came for his role as Sherif Ali in David Lean’s 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia.
He went on to win another Golden Globe three years later for Doctor Zhivago.
Earlier this year, his agent confirmed he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, who appeared with Sharif in 1999 film The 13th Warrior, has posted a tribute on Twitter by saying that “Omar was the best”.
Omar Sharif was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s earlier this year, and he died this afternoon from a heart attack in a Cairo hospital.