Egyptian cultural circles on Saturday mourned the loss of experienced actress Sawsan Rabie at the age of 59, almost two weeks after suffering from COVID-19 complications.
"The great actress left an unforgettable legacy of television, cinematic and theatrical works," stated the Artistic Theatre House, under the helm of Ismael Mokhtar while the Actors Syndicate expressed its members' grief.
Born on 7 June 1962, the graduate of Ain Shams University's Faculty of Arts made her career in early childhood taking part in a number of TV shows that qualified her to stand beside iconic actors and crews.
Her most memorable roles include classic theatre play Ennaha Haqqan Aela Mohtarama beside Fouad El-Mohandes and Shwikar, a few years before her appearance in Adel Imam's classic comedy drama Ala Bab El-Wazir in 1982.
Among Rabie's TV works are Fawazeer El-Monasabat, Omar Ibn Abdel-Aziz, and Adrekny ya Doctor.
Her last work was in the National Theatre's multiple-season hit Al-Motafael (The Optimist), an adaptation of Voltaire's Candide, directed by Islam Imam and starring Sameh Hussein, before she lately informed the crew that she could not continue due to sustaining the coronavirous.
The global pandemic infected tens of Egyptian artists, taking the lives of a few, including regionally popular actress Ragaa El-Giddawy last summer, and the great Youssef Shaaban among the latest.
Egypt detected 579 new coronavirus cases on Friday.
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