Many Egyptian and Arab music personalities and entities have expressed mourning for the loss of veteran singer and actor Maher El-Attar, who passed away late on Monday at the age of 83 after a long battle with disease.
"With big sorrow and sadness, we mourn [El-Attar]," said the Musicians Syndicate, which is under the helm of experienced singer Hany Shaker.
The syndicate said that El-Attar was moved to the hospital days ago after suffering from bronchial inflation.
Born in 1938, El-Attar, whose career flourished in the 1960s, is known for many well-known songs like 'Efresh Mandilak', 'Amary Ana', 'Ward El-Ganayen' and others.
El-Attar also starred in many films including Ana W Omy (1957), Aihtarsi Min Al-Hob (19559), Hub W'Herman, Banat Bahary and Alnaghm Al-Hazin (1960), in addition to TV series including 'The Black Cat' (1964), starring alongside many first-row stars of his era.
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