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Streisand, Banderas, Larry King and world celebrities bid farewell to Omar Sharif

International art community reacts in sorrow and with memories to the news of the death of Egyptian actor Omar Sharif who passed away on 10 July at the age of 83

Ahram Online , Saturday 11 Jul 2015
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While the news of the passing of Omar Sharif took the social media by the storm, many well known actors, directors, as well as Hollywood film companies paid tribute to the internationally renowned Egyptian actor.

Many artists shared the news expressing their sadness, and some rekindled the moments they shared with Sharif.

Barbra Streisand, who starred opposite Sharif in the musical Funny Girl (1968), called Sharif "handsome, sophisticated and charming. He was a proud Egyptian."

Antonio Banderas, who acted with Sharif in The 13th Warrior (1999), described the Egyptian actor as "My great friend.. I will always miss him."

Barbra Streisand

Antonio Banderas


The official facebook page of Golden Globes recounted the awards garnered by the Egyptian actor.

Golden Globes


On his Twitter account, German director Roland Emmerich wrote he was blessed to work with Sharif  who was the narrator of Emmerich's film 10,000 BC (2008).


Other celebrities expressed their sadness.

Treat Williams, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated American actor and author:


Carol Alt, internatonal supermodel and actress: 


Anne Rice, American author:

Anne Rice


Jean Claude van Damme, Belgian martial artist and internationally renowned actor:

Jean Claude


Larry King, American television and radio host:

Larry King


Josh Gad, American actor and singer:


Luke Goss, English actor:


Sir Roger Moore, British actor, known for his starring role in James Bond films (1973-1985):


Boy George, British singer and songwriter, one of the best known musicians of the late 1970s and early 1980s:


Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor, director and producer:

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