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Egyptian veteran actress Ragaa El-Gedawy dies from coronavirus at 81
Published in Ahram Online on 05 - 07 - 2020

Popular Egyptian actress Ragaa El-Gedawy passed away on Sunday following a lengthy battle with the coronavirus, her daughter announced on Facebook.
El-Gedawy, 81, is one of Egypt's most beloved and prolific actresses with a career dating back to the late 1950s.
She had tested positive for the deadly virus on 24 May and was then transferred to an isolation hospital in Ismailia, east of Cairo.
El-Gedawy's infection was announced days after she finished shooting the soap opera Le'bet El-Nesyan (Game of Oblivion), which was screened during the holy month of Ramadan. She had since mostly been kept in the ICU.
The veteran actress made her debut in popular Egyptian film Douaa Al-kawrawan ("The Nightingale's Prayer") in 1959.
She had since appeared in hundreds of films, theatre plays and TV shows throughout a fruitful six-decade career, collaborating with almost all of the country's best writers, directors and actors of successive generations.


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