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.


Egyptian photographer to take part in exhibition in Germany 

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Egyptian photographer to take part in exhibition in Germany 

DUBAI: Egyptian photographer Mohamed Hassan is among a long list of international artists who will showcase their work at “Facing Britain,” an exhibition scheduled at Germany’s renowned Museum Goch. 

The fair, set to take place from Sept. 27 to Nov 7, focuses on the period of Britain’s European Union membership between 1963 until 2020. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beautiful horses Pembrokeshire #wales #documentyourdays #shootpentax

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Hassan, who has been living in Wales since 2007, will showcase his work that he says “aims to challenge some of the stereotypes and judgements that people make about other people.”

“My personal experience as an Egyptian living in Wales for the last 10 years is that I am often judged or stereotyped by my appearance,” Hassan, who is originally from Alexandria, says on his website. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Portrait of an amazing artist @lindanorrisglass Check her work on http://www.linda-norris.com/gallery/

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“During the last few years, as a result of events in the world, I have personal experience of less tolerance of my background with people sometimes behaving very negatively towards me as a fear of Islam and Muslims has grown,” he added. 

Hassan’s art has been exhibited at prestigious galleries including Wales’s Mission Gallery, the Waterfront National Museum, London’s Trajectory Showcase Competition Exhibition and more.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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The exhibition also focuses on the 1970s and 1980s, when artistic documentary photography gained an importance worldwide.

Besides Hassan, the exhibition will also present work of artists from around the world including: James Barnor, John Bulmer, Rob Bremner, Thom Corbishley, Robert Darch, Anna Fox, Henry Grant, Ken Grant, Judy Greenway and many more.