Actor Omar Sharif dies at 83

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CAIRO — Omar Sharif, the dashing actor who starred in such films as “Doctor Zhivago” and “Lawrence of Arabia,” died after suffering a heart attack Friday in Cairo, Egypt, his agent Steve Kenis said. He was 83.

Sharif’s longtime agent, Steve Kenis, said that Sharif died of a heart attack in a Cairo hospital, according to the Los Angeles Times. Sharif had been suffering from Alzheimers.

The Egyptian-born actor rose to international fame with his first English-speaking role, starring opposite Peter O’Toole in 1962’s “Lawrence of Arabia.”

Sharif earned an Oscar supporting-actor nomination for the film.

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