Said Tarabeek, Egyptian actor, Died at 74


Said Tarabeek was born in 1941, and died on November 15, 2015.

He was an Egyptian film, television and stage actor.

Less than two weeks ago, Tarabeek was hospitalised after suffering from heart related problems, ultimately leading to a heart attack and his death.

Said became a familiar face in Egyptian cinema and television, appearing in over 30 films dating back to the 1970s, as well as a number of more recent television series.

His filmography includes Ragol Faqad Aqloh (A Man Who Lost his Mind, 1980) Salam Ya Sahby (Goodbye my Friend, 1986), Bakhit we Adila (1995), Omaret Yacoubian (The Yacoubian Building, 2006), Tabakh El-Rayess (The President’s Chef, 2008), Boushkash (2008) and X-Large (2011).

On television, the actor’s latest role was in the Ramadan series Al-Kabir Awy, in which Tarabeek played Amm Gaber, the warden of Al-Kabir’s house, for three consecutive seasons.

Said also acted in theatre, though less than in film and television. One of the first theatrical productions he joined was the 1976 play Shahed Mashafsh Haga (A Witness Who Saw Nothing) starring Adel Imam.

The play marked the beginning of many collaborations between Said and Imam throughout his career, mostly in film.

Said Tarabeek passed away on Sunday morning of a heart attack at age 74.