Lawrence of Arabia Actor Omar Sharif Dies at 83

The Academy Award nominee leaves behind an impressive film legacy.

Veteran actor Omar Sharif has died at the age of 83, BBC reports.

Omar’s agent Steve Kenis confirmed that the film star suffered from a heart attack today at a hospital in Cairo. Earlier this year, it was revealed Omar was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Omar leaves behind an incredible filmography, but viewers probably know him best from the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia, where he played Sherif Ali. The role garnered the Egyptian actor two Golden Globe awards and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

He’s also known for portraying Dr. Zhivago (Yuri) in the 1965 movie Doctor Zhivago, which also gave him a Golden Globe.

His other works include Barbara Streisand’s Funny Girl (1968) and The Tamarind Seed (1974), which also starred Julie Andrews.

He leaves behind one son, Tarek El-Sharif, who was born in 1957 and also appeared in Doctor Zhivago at 8 years old.

Truly a legend.