Best known for his roles in Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, the actor was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease
According to his agent, the legendary star suffered a heart attack at a hospital in Cairo.
Sharif made is acting debut in 1954 and quickly rose to fame in his native Egypt. He won two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination for his role as Sherif Ali in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia. In 1965, he won another Golden Globe for Doctor Zhivago
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