Egyptian stage and screen actor Hassan Mostafa has died after he was admitted to intensive care a few days ago.
Born on 26 June 1933, a graduate of the High Institute for Theatrical Arts in 1957, Mostafa appeared in hundreds of plays and films alongside Egypt’s biggest stars.
His cinematic debut was in The Most Dangerous Man In the World (Akhtar Ragol Fel Alam) in 1967, of which he was also cinematographer. The film was alongside Fouad El-Mohandes, whom he would join for other movies throughout his career, in films such as The Land of Hipocracy (Ard El-Nefak (1968)) and Love Chase (Moutarda Gharamia) (1968).
In recent years, Mostafa appeared in Hassan and Mourcous (2008), with Adel Imam and Omar El-Sherief.
Mostafa joined many television series as well, most notably Bakiza and Zaghloul in 1986.
He was also a prominent theatre actor and joined theatre troupes, including the Ismail Yassin Theatre Troupe. One of his best known performances was in the comedy play Madraset El-Moshaghbeen (The School of Mischief), written by Ali Salem and directed by Husameddin Mostafa, the play was among the biggest successes of Egypt's theatre scene in the 1970s.
He was married to Egyptian actress Mimi Gamal, and they have two children.
The funeral is expected to be held on Tuesday afternoon at Mostafa Mahmoud mosque in the Muhandiseen district of Cairo.