One of the great figures from the golden age of Egyptian cinema, Mahmoud Yassine, has died, aged 79.
Born in Port Said in 1942, Mahmoud Yassine graduated in law before taking up an acting career in Egyptian theatre in the late 1960s.
He went on to play in more than 150 films and 60 television series, establishing himself as a celebrity in the Arab world.
People on Twitter have been paying tribute by sharing old pictures of the actor.
— helmi attia (@helmiattia) October 14, 2020
— زمن الفن الجميل (@MnU4TsteWOh48cb) October 14, 2020