Prominent Egyptian folk
singer Hassan Al Asmar has passed away after having a sudden heart attack. The singer
was immediately taken to hospital after having the heart attack and passed away
at a hospital in Cairo.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Hassan was born in
1959 in the Al Abassiyah neighborhood in Cairo. He achieved his fame in the
eighties and was considered one of Egypt’s most popular folk singers. Hassan
also took part in a number of films, plays, and television dramas.
Hassan’s last public
appearance was through a commercial for an Egyptian cellular company , that had
marked his return to the scenes after a prolonged absence.