Egyptian actress Dalal Abdel-Aziz
Egyptian actress Dalal Abdel-Aziz died on Saturday of complications of COVID-19 at the age of 61.
Abdel-Aziz was born on 17 January 1960 in Zagazig city in Sharqiya governorate. She graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture, Zagazig University, before moving to Cairo, where she launched her career with director Nour El-Demerdash.
She started with a small role in a TV series in 1977 before gaining critical acclaim in the 1980s for her outstanding performances in TV and film.
She starred in tens of TV series, films and plays in a career that spanned more than four decades.
In 1998, Abdel-Aziz was awarded Best Actress at the Television Awards Festival.
Abdel-Aziz divided her time between theatre, television, and film. She starred in several plays, including Faris we Bany Khaiban, Akhouya Hayess wa Ana Layess, and Hobb fil-Takhshibah.
Her roles in TV series include known titles, such as Demou Sahibat El-Galalah, Abadan Lam Yakoun Laha, and Ya Rab Walad.
Abdel-Aziz was married to renowned comedian Samir Ghanem, who died due to coronavirus complications in May.
The couple are survived by two daughters, actresses Donia and Amy.