Renowned Egyptian actor Hadi El-Gayar has passed away early Sunday at the age of 71 at a quarantine hospital in Cairo, due to escalations of his late sustaining of the coronavirus.
"Egyptian artists are giving reconciliation for the loss of the big actor," reads a statement issued by the actors' syndicate during the early hours of 10 January.
Amid cautious safety measures, Hadi El-Gayar's family members are finalizing the funeral ceremony at their cemetery west Cairo this afternoon.
Many artists, fans and entities, have emotionally written their reconciliations through various social media platforms with the upmost appraisal of his personality.
Born on 15 October 1949, Hadi El-Gayar made fame early being among the five students of the 70s classic 'Madraset El-Moshaghebien', one of the most popular Egyptian comedies of all time, that boosted his five-decade fruitful career.
With memorable appearances in over 200 films, plays, radio and TV series Hadi El-Gayar collaborated with the majority of the first-class crew of various generations with an outstanding success in TV.
To name but a few; Hadi El-Gayar's TV works includes from Naguib Mahfouz's trilogy, 'El-Raya El-Beidah', 'Ana Wenta W Baba Fi El-Meshmesh', 'El-Maal W Al-Banoon, 'El-Seriah El-Hilaleya' and 'Al-Doo' El-Shared', to 'El-Malek Farouk', 'Selsal El-Damm', 'Weld El-Ghalaba' and 'Kafr Delhab', in addition to his latest featuring his old buddy Adel Emam in 'Valentino' and 'Awalem Khafiah'.
Egypt reported 989 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the first drop below the 1,000-case threshold since 24 December, according to a statement by the country's health ministry.
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