Egyptian actor Maher Essam consolation marquee was Monday Friday evening at Al-Hamdiya Al-Shazliya mosque، in Mohandessin district، Giza.
Soleiman Eid، Amr Abdel Gelil، Ahmed Azmy، Mohamed Abdel Hafez، Father Peter Daniel، head of the Catholic Center for Cinema، Amal Rezk، Maged El Masry، Donia Abd Elaziz، Wafaa Amer، as well as a number of public figures and celebrities were keen to offer their consolation.
During the consolation، a number of actors appeared to be in a total loss after losing their friend.
The actor has died of a stroke on Sunday morning after suffering a cerebral artery hemorrhage following Egypt’s defeat in their first World Cup match against Uruguay.
Essam، 38، died after being in a coma since the airing of the match on Friday afternoon، Al-Arabiya news reported.
Egypt’s Actors Syndicate announced that the actor was rushed to Imbaba Hospital following the incident on Friday، and was later moved to another specialized hospital when his condition got worse.
Egyptian actor Sherif Idris said that Essam’s artery erupted due to his heightened reaction to the World Cup match.
Idris took to his official Facebook account، warning people who suffer from any health issues not to watch the games to avoid high reactions and putting their health in danger.
Essam suffered a similar incident in April 2014، and stayed in a coma for weeks.
The actor made appearances in films with people like Adel Imam and Athar al-Hakim.
His last artistic work was 2018’s play “Asfen ya Basha” (We're Sorry Sir).
Asfen ya Basha co-starring Maher Essam، Badreya Toulba، Eman Al-Sayyed، Mohamed El Sawy، Sabry Abdelmonem، Abdel Basset Hamouda and others.
The play is written and directed by Tony Nabiah.
The play plot revolves around a number of young men trying to be useful for their society، but is face with tough reality، when a face by bad people who try to frame and assault them.
Maher Essam (1979 - 2018)
Maher Essam was born on October 5، 1979 in Imbaba. He started his acting career when he was only 5 years old with the famous director Youssef Chahine.
Hassan Abd El Salam cast him in the adapted play “Zoqaq El Madaa.”