Gamil Rateb, Egyptian-French renowned veteran actor, has died this morning in Cairo. He was 92 and struggling will illness for several years.
The funerary prayer will take place today during noon prayers at Al-Azhar Mosque.
Rateb has been honored for his work both in Egypt and France, and was a recipient of France’s Legion d’Honneur de Grade de Chevalier in 1995, for 59 years of exceptional work in cinema and film.
Rateb, an icon of Egyptian cinema and drama, appeared in dozens of films and TV shows over the course of his career including the 1962 Oscar-winning historical drama film “Lawrence of Arabia,” opposite Peter O’Toole.
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