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Egyptian actress Amal Farid passes away aged 80

Tuesday 19/June/2018 - 11:39 AM
Amal Farid
Amal Farid
Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

Egyptian prominent actress، Amal Farid passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 80، after her health deteriorated two days ago، and was hospitalized into the intensive care unit.

Ehab Fahmy، a member of the board of directors of the Theatrical Professions Syndicate، confirmed the news of her death.

Ehab Fahmy revealed in a press statement that there will be no consolation held for the actress، based on her last updated will.

She is due to be buried today away from the media eyes and cameras، Fahmy added.

Farid suffered from a health problem in April and was hospitalized to the teachers' hospital. After her condition improved، she left the hospital and moved to a nursing home in Heliopolis to recover completely، and be able to move normally.

She was transferred to Shubra General Hospital recently.

On March 26، Farid had fallen down، and broke her left hip، in Zamalek، and was transferred to a private hospital with the help of the passersby.

She underwent a series of tests، which revealed that suffers from a fracture in the left hip joint، and immediately underwent an urgent surgery to replace the left joint with an artificial one.

Sources inside the hospital، who medically treats Amal، said in press statement that the actress refused to be discharged until she is fully recovered، adding، that she has a good memory، and aware of what is happing around her.

Amal Faird had informed the Theatrical Professions Syndicate that she could not afford to pay her Medical expenses، which made the Syndicate intervene، and pay the expenses، Sada ElBalad news website learned.

The actress was seeking to rent her villa، and an apartment، and use the money to pay for her needs and expenses، said close sources to Farid.

The sources explained that the head of the Theatrical Professions Syndicate، Actor Ashraf Zaki intervened، in preparation for the transfer of prominent actress، Amal Farid، to a specialized physiotherapy center to complete the treatment program، and the Syndicate will handle the full cost of the treatment.

On March 27، a number of Facebook users shared a picture of the actress inside a hospital room after undergoing urgent surgery in the "left hip joint"، after she fallen down and broke her left hip، in Zamalek.

Dr. Ahmed El-Baqry، Amal’s consultant of the industrial joints and treating physician، confirmed on his personal page that the actress is continuously improving after the operation، noting that Ashraf Zaki is the only actor who is constantly checking on her health conditions.

Amal Farid (1938-2018)
Born in Abbasseya – Cairo، Amal Farid is an Egyptian actor who studied sociology. As a child Amal began her career with “Baba Sharo” in his famous Radio shows for children، according to el cinema.

Amal won the “Al-geel” magazine acting competition and joined Faten Hamama in the film “Maw’ed ma’al- sa’aada i.e. Rendezvous with happiness”.

Farid played a number of films before getting married to an Egyptian engineer; she quitted acting and went with her husband to live in Moscow.

Many years after، Amal returned to Egypt and participated in two films before getting retired permanently.

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