Followers throughout Egypt have been celebrating the life and legacy of the late comedy legend Samir Ghanem, following his passing final week on the age of 84 from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
They’ve been revisiting his inventive works and interviews, sharing the very best snippets on social media.
Amongst his greatest recognized roles have been the comedian character of Fatota, a well-known TV basic from the Eighties. He was additionally a member of the Tholathy Adwa’a El-Masrah, the Nineteen Sixties stand-up comedy trio wherein he appeared alongside George Sidhom and El Deif Ahmed.
Ghanem was one of many nation’s favorite comedians, performing in dozens of theatre works, tv sequence, and movies throughout a profession that spanned over half a century, and which left a memorable imprint.
The legendary actor died, on Thursday, in a Cairo hospital the place he was admitted after contracting COVID-19 in late April, the Ministry of Tradition revealed.
On Friday, many celebrities flocked to the El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque, within the Fifth Settlement district of Cairo, for Ghanem’s funeral prayers. The actor was buried in the El Wafaa Wal-Amal Cemetery, in Nasr Metropolis.
Celebrities together with Yousra, Mervat Amin, Enas El-Degheidy, Samah Anwar, Ashraf Zaki and his spouse Rogena, Nihal Anber, Mahmoud Hemida, Maged El Masry, Hala Sedki, Ehab Fahmi, Basma, Ahmed Bedier, Lebleba, and Elham Shahin, have been amongst those that attended the funeral.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi mourned Ghanem’s passing on Friday, posting on social media platforms, “Ghanem left behind him a terrific legacy of works that drew a smile on the faces of Egyptians and the Arab nation.”
He added that “the late actor was the very best mannequin for an artist who lived to unfold pleasure and make everybody completely satisfied”.
Furthermore, Minister of Tradition Ines Abdel Dayem mentioned that the Arab world had misplaced an distinctive comedy icon who created scores of works stuffed with pleasure and comedy.
The minister indicated that his distinctive fashion succeeded in attracting the hearts of the general public over the many years.
In 2017, he acquired the Faten Hamama Honorary and Excellence Award throughout the Cairo Worldwide Movie Competition (CIFF). The award served as testomony to the very important function he has performed within the movie scene and his immense contribution to Egyptian cinema.
Ghanem leaves behind spouse Dalal Abdel Aziz, who can also be hospitalised with COVID-19, and two daughters who’re additionally well-known actresses, Donia and Amy.