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    Egyptian actor Said Saleh dies aged 76

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    One of the most popular Egyptian actors and comedians, Said Saleh, has died at the age of 76.

    Saleh starred in more than 500 films and 300 plays during his prolific career and was well known throughout the Arab world.

    He began as an actor in 1960, after he graduated with a BA.

    The actor had battled Alzheimers for many years. He is understood to have fallen into a coma on Thursday night and died in hospital the following day.

    Saleh was born in the Egyptian province of Al-Manoufieh on July 31, 1939, and his family have said they want to bury the actor in his home town.