Son of the late Egyptian actor Ahmed Zaki dies at 35

Haitham Zaki died after suffering a sudden circulatory collapse on Thursday morning. (AFP)
Updated 07 November 2019

Son of the late Egyptian actor Ahmed Zaki dies at 35

DUBAI: Egyptian actor Haitham Ahmed Zaki, son of the late acting legend Ahmed Zaki, died at the age of 35 in Cairo on Thursday.

Police reports said Haitham’s fiancee tried to call him several times without response, according to local media. He was later found dead.




Ahmed Zaki died of cancer. (AFP) 

Haitham started his acting career in 2006 when he debuted in the movie “Halim,” a biopic about the Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez.

Production started in 2005 with his father Ahmed co-starring as the lead actor, but Haitham later filled in for Ahmed after he passed away on March 27, 2005, prior to the film’s completion.

Haitham’s mother Hala Fouad, who was an actress, also died at the age of 35, of cancer.

Footage of a Pepsi commercial from 2015 that had been edited to show Haitham 's father in the advertising has been circulated by Arab social media accounts.


What We Are Reading Today: The Puritans: A Transatlantic History by David D. Hall

Updated 21 November 2019

What We Are Reading Today: The Puritans: A Transatlantic History by David D. Hall

This book is a sweeping transatlantic history of Puritanism from its emergence out of the religious tumult of Elizabethan England to its founding role in the story of America. 

Shedding critical new light on the diverse forms of Puritan belief and practice in England, Scotland, and New England, David Hall provides a multifaceted account of a cultural movement that judged the Protestant reforms of Elizabeth’s reign to be unfinished. Hall’s vivid and wide-ranging narrative describes the movement’s deeply ambiguous triumph under Oliver Cromwell, its political demise with the Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660, and its perilous migration across the Atlantic to establish a “perfect reformation” in the New World.

A breathtaking work of scholarship by an eminent historian, The Puritans examines the tribulations and doctrinal dilemmas that led to the fragmentation and eventual decline of Puritanism. It presents a compelling portrait of a religious and political movement that was divided virtually from the start.

In England, some wanted to dismantle the Church of England entirely and others were more cautious, while Puritans in Scotland were divided between those willing to work with a troublesome king and others insisting on the independence of the state church.