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Omar Sharif: Lawrence of Arabia star dies aged 83

Egypt-born Sharif won two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination for his role in David Lean's 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia

Baku. 10 July. REPORT.AZ/ Actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in classic films Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, has died aged 83.

Report informs citing BBC, Egypt-born Sharif won two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination for his role as Sherif Ali in David Lean's 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia.

He won a further Golden Globe three years later for Doctor Zhivago.

Earlier this year, his agent confirmed he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

His agent Steve Kenis said: "He suffered a heart attack this afternoon in a hospital in Cairo."

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, who appeared with Sharif in 1999 film The 13th Warrior, remembered him on Twitter as "one of the best".

"He was a great storyteller, a loyal friend and a wise spirit."

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