The tragic demise of legendary actor Omar Sharif has left many in grief including Hollywood stars. Actors Antonio Banderas, Josh Gad, singer Boy George ,German director Roland Emmerich are some of the international celebrities who paid homage to the Egyptian-born star, who died of heart attack at the age of 83.
Sharif, who came into the limelight with his role in David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia” and the lead role in “Doctor Zhivago”, died on Friday.
His death news has broken hearts all over Hollywood, after which many of them took to micro-blogging site Twitter to pay homage to the actor, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
Here’s what the stars tweeted:
Josh Gad: Sad to hear about #OmarSharif. I grew up on Lawrence and Zhivago. A legacy with not one but multiple timeless classics.
Antonio Banderas: My great friend Omar Sharif has passed away. I will always miss him. He was one of the best.
Dana Delany: Yes, Dr Zhivago. But Nicky Arnstein, Nicky Arnstein…what a beautiful, beautiful name…Omar Sharif.
Boy George: Omar Sharif, R.I.P. Movie Legend!
Roland Emmerich: Very saddened by the passing of Omar Sharif. Blessed that I was able to work with such a legend. Love to the family.
Daniel Sharman: One of the greats. In the greatest. The incomparable Omar Sharif.
Vincent D’Onofrio: #OmarSharif will be missed. I have watched this graceful, this wonderful actor since I was a child. I salute him .V.
Eugene Michael Simon: RIP Omar Sharif, what extraordinary work you brought the world.
Andie MacDowell: #RIP #OmarSharif what a beautiful man! gorgeous, gifted actor.
Scott Foley: I had the honour and privilege of working with Omar Sharif a few years ago. He was a man I won’t soon forget. Rest in peace.
Nitin Ganatra: RIP #OmarSharif one of the coolest of his time.
Lara Scandar: #OmarSharif , you’ll be missed by the entire world. By everyone that loved you from near and afar.