Veteran Egyptian actress Ragaa El-Gedawy dies from Covid-19 complications

2020-07-05 | Since 4 Week

The veteran actress tested positive for the coronavirus in May. GettyVeteran Egyptian actress Ragaa El-Gadawi has died. The actress, whose career spanned over six decades, passed away due to complications while undergoing treatment for Covid-19. She was 81 years old. 

The late legendary actress tested positive for the coronavirus in May, two days before she wrapped up filming for the TV series “Le’bet El Nesyan”

She was moved to a hospital in Ismailia, north-eastern Egypt, for treatment. Last week, a source at the Abu Khalifa Isolation Hospital revealed that the actress had reportedly been transferred into the intensive care unit, as her health worsened.

The source added that El-Gedawy was transferred immediately to the ICU after she felt shortness of breath, headache and circulatory collapse in the early hours of the morning.

She is survived by her daughter Amira Hassan Mokhtar. 

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