Arab actor Ashraf Abdul Ghafour dies in a car crash on the Cairo-Alexandria road

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Ashraf Abdul Ghafour

CAIRO, Egypt, Dec 4: Renowned Egyptian actor Ashraf Abdul Ghafour, a leading figure in Arab cinema and television, has tragically passed away in a car accident on the Cairo-Alexandria road. The collision occurred near Mountain View, leading to Abdul Ghafour being transported to a hospital on the 6th of October City, south of Cairo, where he was later pronounced dead.

At the time of the accident, the 81-year-old actor was accompanied by his wife, who sustained injuries and is currently receiving medical care at a hospital in Sheikh Zayed, also in south Cairo. Security services have confirmed the incident, reporting two casualties, and public prosecutors are investigating to determine the cause of the accident.

Born on June 22, 1942, Abdul Ghafour graduated from the High Institute of Dramatic Arts in 1963. His illustrious career began as a stage actor, starring in renowned plays such as “Lady Gulfidan,” “Soliman El Halabi,” and “The Fire and the Olives.” However, it was his extensive work in television that endeared him to the public. Over six decades, he appeared in more than 250 TV series, including “Cairo and the People,” “The Prayer of the Past,” and notable historical and religious dramas like “Imam Malik” and “Harun Al Rashid.”

Abdul Ghafour also made significant contributions to cinema, featuring in films such as “El Ghadab,” “Sun and Fog,” and the acclaimed “El Resala.” His exceptional talent garnered numerous awards, and he held a respected position on the jury of Egyptian theatre festivals.

Leaving a lasting legacy in the Arab entertainment industry, Abdul Ghafour is survived by his wife (also his cousin), his son Tamer, his daughter Reeham (also an actress), and grandchildren. In a recent interview, he described his family as his “most important accomplishment.”

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