The famous actor went into a coma due to liver failure on Wednesday, July 24.
Rabat – Iconic Egyptian actor Farouk El-Fishawy died on Thursday morning, July 25, after he went into a coma due to liver failure.
A man with charisma, El Fichawy died at the age of 67. In October 2018 the star announced that he has been battling cancer.
At the Alexandria Film Festival, El Fishawy said: “After some tests and radiation my doctor told me I have cancer… I will defeat it and I will attend the next season of the Alexandria Festival to be with you.”
Born in 1952, the actor starred in several renowned Egyptian movies, including Al Fadiha (the Scandal); Hanafi al Obaha, Hanafy the Wonderful, and a Day for Women “Youm Li Settat.”
The actor won several awards, including Best Leading actor in the African Movie Awards.
In the last few days before his death, Fishawy’s condition deteriorated to his illness, which pulled him into a coma.
El Fishawy’s name will always be remembered in Egyptian cinema through his repertoire and through his son, Ahmed El-Fishawy, who is now one of the rising stars in the modern Egyptian cinema.