Hollywood and world celebrities bid farewell to the "incomparable" Omar Sharif

Published July 12th, 2015 - 07:51 GMT
The legendary Omar Sharif passed away from a heart attack in Cairo. (File photo)
The legendary Omar Sharif passed away from a heart attack in Cairo. (File photo)

While the news of the passing of Omar Sharif took the social media by the storm, many well known actors, directors, as well as Hollywood film companies paid tribute to the internationally renowned Egyptian actor.

Many artists shared the news expressing their sadness, and some rekindled the moments they shared with Sharif.

Barbra Streisand, who starred opposite Sharif in the musical Funny Girl (1968), called Sharif "handsome, sophisticated and charming. He was a proud Egyptian."

Antonio Banderas, who acted with Sharif in The 13th Warrior (1999), described the Egyptian actor as "My great friend.. I will always miss him."

Barbra Streisand
Antonio Banderas

Official facebook page dedicated to Ava Gardner, posted photos of Gardner and Sharif appearing together in Mayering (1968) and her last TV movie Harem (1986).

Ava Gardner

The official facebook page of Golden Globes recounted the awards garnered by the Egyptian actor.

Golden Globes

On his Twitter account, German director Roland Emmerich wrote he was blessed to work with Sharif  who was the narrator of Emmerich's film 10,000 BC (2008).

Other celebrities expressed their sadness.

Treat Williams, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated American actor and author:

Carol Alt, international supermodel and actress: 

Anne Rice, American author:

Anne Rice

Jean Claude van Damme, Belgian martial artist and internationally renowned actor: 

Jean Claude

Larry King, American television and radio host:

Larry King

Josh Gad, American actor and singer:

Luke Goss, English actor:

Sir Roger Moore, British actor, known for his starring role in James Bond films (1973-1985):

Boy George, British singer and songwriter, one of the best known musicians of the late 1970s and early 1980s:

Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor, director and producer:

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