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Omar Sharif, star of 'Lawrence of Arabia,' dies of heart attack at 83

/ Source: NBC News

Hollywood actor Omar Sharif who rose to fame for his roles in "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago" has died. He was 83.

Omar Sharif in "Lawrence of Arabia"Everett Collection

He passed away in Cairo on Friday afternoon after suffering a heart attack, his agent told NBC News.

He was known to be suffering from Alzheimer's.

His grandson, Omar Sharif Junior, last week posted a picture of the two together on his Facebook page with the message: "I love you."

Read the full obituary here.

Sharif in "Doctor Zhivago"Everett Collection
Sharif in "Funny Girl"Everett Collection