Egyptian composer Khalil Mostafa, who is known for his 1980s and 90s pop hits, passed away on Friday at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer.
Many musicians, institutions and fans have expressed mourning for the loss of the artist, who found major success collaborating with the most popular singers.
With distinctive skills in creating catchy melodies and sing-along vocal patterns, Mostafa left a legacy of hits that inspired a generation, many of which are still in the hearts of Arab fans.
Mostafa's work included Amr Diab's Shawkna, Ya Samra, Khlseen, Galak Alb, Ahlef Bel-Layaly, Sebt Faragh Kebier and Leil W-Adda, as well as Medhat Saleh's El-Sahra Tehla and Wala Teswa Domou, Ehab Tawik's Ye'shak El-Qamar, Ali El-Haggar's Enwan Beitna and Hanan's El-Shams El-Garei'a.
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