(AP Photo, File)
(AP Photo, File)

Actor Omar Sharif has died.

FOX News Radio's Jessica Golloher has the details:

The Egyptian-born actor, best known for his roles in "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago" has passed away at the age of 83.

("Lawerence of Arabia")

Sharif's long-time agent says the actor died of a heart attack in a Cairo hospital; he had been suffering from Alzheimer's.

He was also known for his roles in "Funny Girl", "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" and "Oh! Heavenly Dog".

Sharif, born Michael Shalhoub in Alexandria, was the son of Syrian-Lebanese parents.

The 83-year-old had also been a world-class bridge player. He had written a newspaper column on the game.

In Jerusalem, Jessica Golloher, FOX News Radio.

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