Kamy wanted his fans to remember him while he was at his best.
Rabat – The Egyptian actor and opera legend Hassan Kamy (also spelled “Kami”) died on Friday at the age of 82, his family told the local media.
Kamy was best known for his six-year-long opera career. During this time he performed in 45 countries.
He began his career at the Cairo Opera House in 1963. By 1974, he was the star of “Aida,” and appeared at various opera houses across the Soviet Union.
Kamy ended his opera career in 2001, saying that he did so because he wanted his fans to remember him while he was still at his best.
Thousands of people attended his funeral, which took place at the Al Sayeda Nafeesah Mosque in Cairo.
Kamy was born on November 2, 1936, and attended a Jesuit school in Cairo. He obtained a bachelor of laws from Cairo University and studied opera and music at the Conservatory Institute and the Academy of Arts.
He appeared in more than 100 films, including “Raafat Al Haggan,” “Al Arraf,” and “Zaky Chan.”