The famous and beloved Egyptian actor Hasan Hosny tragically passed away in the early hours of Saturday, May 30th.
In light of his passing, Lebanese fans and admirers of his illustrious career and cheerful personality have taken to social media to pay their respects.
#Hasan_Hosny became the #1 trend on Twitter in Lebanon on Saturday as Lebanese fans mourned the legendary comedian and recalled the many smiles he had given them during his lifetime as a brilliant entertainer.
The renowned actor, who was known for his iconic roles in numerous Egyptian and Arabic films and TV shows, mainly comedies, was pronounced dead at Dar Al Fouad Hospital in Cairo, Egypt, due to a heart attack.
The sudden death of Hasan Hosny, who was 88 years old at the time of his passing, was announced by Egypt’s Representative Professions Syndicate on Saturday.
“We lost an iconic source of comedy today. Rest in peace, legend,” one Twitter user wrote.
“You will always be one of the few actors who can make me laugh. R.I.P. legend!!” another tweeted.
In addition to the numerous fans, Lebanese actors and fellow entertainers mourned the late icon, recognizing him as “one of the most important and beautiful stars of Egyptian comedy,” as Actress Maguy Bou Ghosn put it.
Similarly, Lebanese Actor, Singer, and Composer Ziad Bourji also bid farewell to the deceased actor, saying, “Goodbye [to you] who drew a laugh on the faces of millions.”
Other Lebanese artists and celebrities also joined in on the hashtag to offer their condolences and share their thoughts.
Through the beautiful, timeless work he has left behind for his millions of fans and lovers around the world, and in the unforgettable moments he has created throughout his legendary presence in the entertainment industry, Hasan Hosny will live on.