Egyptian-born film legend Omar Sharif, who died Friday aged 83, captivated audiences worldwide for more than half a century, but will forever be remembered as the eponymous ‘Doctor Zhivago’. Known for his debonair style, raffish good looks and often mischievous joie de vivre, Sharif, who also gained worldwide fame as a bridge player, had Alzheimer’s disease. He died in Cairo of a heart attack, his agent Steve Kenis said in London. Close friend and former antiquities minister Zahi Hawwas said Sharif died in an upmarket Cairo clinic where he had been under treatment for the past month. ‘His psychological state had deteriorated, he wasn’t eating or drinking,’ Hawwas told AFP. Hollywood star Antonio Banderas called Sharif ‘a great storyteller, a loyal friend and a wise spirit’. ‘I will

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