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Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

CIFF Mourns Samir Sabry's Death

Fri 20 May 2022 | 06:51 PM
Rana Atef

The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) mourned the death of veteran artist and TV Presenter Samir Sabry who died on Friday.

In an official statement released by the directors of the CIFF, they recalled the contributions of Sabry in founding the festival and presenting the first edition of the CIFF and his participation in the previous edition for honouring veteran artist Nelly.

The iconic actor passed away Friday at the age of 86, leaving behind a rich artistic legacy.

The funeral details of veteran Egyptian actor have been disclosed.

The late actor’s funeral will be held tomorrow, Saturday,  at the Police Mosque, in the 6th of October City, where he is set to be buried afterward at his family’s cemetery in Alexandria.

No date has been set for the solace ceremony yet.

The acclaimed actor was born on December 27, 1936. He was a singer, actor, and entertainer.

Sabry graduated from Victoria College and began his career by presenting the radio show “At your request” in the English language.

In 1959, he made his first appearance on the silver screen alongside famous Radio star Amaal Fahmy in Abdul Halim Hafez’s “Hekayet Hobb” (Love story).

Sabry made his final screen appearance in the 2020 TV series “Valentino”.