Egyptian singer Hassan El-Asmar dies

Ahram Online, Sunday 7 Aug 2011

El-Asmar was one of Egypt's biggest pop stars in the 80s and 90s

El Asmar

Hassan El-Asmar, one of Egypt's most famous pop stars, died early this morning at age 52. The singer died of a cardiac arrest.

El-Asmar gained his fame during the 1980s with his Egyptian pop-culture music and songs.

El-Asmar was born in  in Abbassiya, Cairo on 21 October, 1959. His family roots go back to the governorate of Qena in Upper Egypt. El-Asmar appeared in many films in the 1980s and 1990s. His famous songs include Tawahan (Disperse), Ketab Hayati Ya Ein (My Book of Life) and Ta'am el Ayam (The Taste of the Days).

El-Asmar's funeral service will take place in the afternoon Sunday at El-Nour Mosque in Abbassiya.

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