Yemeni actor Hassan Alwan died on Monday in the city of Ibb after contracting the coronavirus.
Born in 1962, the actor suffered from pre-existing heart disease.
Alwan started his career in the theatre, taking part in a number of plays in the 90s as an actor and a director.
He found fame portraying the character of Sheikh Taffah over five seasons of Yemeni comedy-drama series Hami Hamak.
Many actors from the Arab world posted condolences messages after news of his death.
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