Cairo: Mahmoud Yassin, one of Egypt's most prolific actors, has died at the age of 79.
The prolific actor passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, after struggling for years with an undisclosed illness.
His passing was announced by his son Amr Mahmoud Yassin with a post on Instagram.
“He was a great star but also a great father,” Yassin wrote, along with a picture of his father with a few of the awards he had received across his four-decade career.
Tributes to the Egyptian star began pouring on to social media from fans and celebrities seconds after the announcement of his death.