DUBAI: Veteran Egyptian actor Ezzat Abu Auf died in the early hours of Monday at a local hospital in Cairo.
The star, who died at the age of 70, was suffering from liver and heart problems, according to local media reports.
Abu Auf was shooting a movie with the Egyptian actor and singer Tamer Hosny.
“We belong to God and to him we return. The respectable artist and father Ezzat Abu Auf died. I ask you to pray for him. May God have mercy on all the dead,” Hosny tweeted on Monday morning.
Born in 1948, the acting legend was most famous for his roles in “Hawanem Garden City, ”“Nisf Rabie Al-Akhir” and “Ziziniyah.”