The doctor tempted his fortune in order to save his life.. How did the newspapers deal with the news of Anwar Wagdy’s departure?

The doctor tempted his fortune in order to save his life.. How did the newspapers deal with the news of Anwar Wagdy’s departure?
The doctor tempted his fortune in order to save his life.. How did the newspapers deal with the news of Anwar Wagdy’s departure?

Anwar Wagdy, was not just a handsome actor or a dungwan of Egyptian cinema, but he was an artistic content maker with distinction, a discoverer of artistic talents, and a pioneer of Egyptian cinema pioneers in his first era, but death ended that artistic journey early, to end the career of one of the greats of cinema in Egypt and the Arab world early.

On May 14, 1955, Egyptians and fans of Egyptian cinema received the news of the death of the great artist Anwar Wagdy, after a medical trip in Paris in the company of his wife, the young artist Laila Fawzy, and despite performing more than one successful operation, he left suddenly.

The Egyptian newspapers dealt with the news, and the headlines of the death news were published in newspapers and art magazines, and the main headline at the time for the news of the late artist’s death was: “Anwar Wagdy dies after he renewed his hope in life,” followed by subheadings that said: “Laila Fawzy escorts his body to Egypt by plane on Wednesday.” And in another title: “He offers three quarters of his fortune to a doctor if he saves his life.”

Artists in the artistic community could not imagine the painful end that ended the life of the late artist Anwar Wagdy, after he made a huge fortune amounting to half a million pounds, and after he traveled for his honeymoon in Sweden with his wife, artist Laila Fawzy, he contracted many diseases during the honeymoon, including cancer. He was also blinded three days after his arrival, until he died on May 14, 1955, when he was 44 years old. He returned to Egypt in a wooden box with his wife, Laila Fawzy.

The body was received at Cairo International Airport, a large crowd of artists who came to bid farewell to the late artist, then the body arrived at his building in Bab Al-Louk, and spent a whole night at the entrance to the building, and only his secretary was with him, in the meantime, the religious vocalist Muhammad Al-Kahlawi went To find it in a wooden box, and then insisted on opening the box to confirm the body of the late artist, according to what was confirmed by the make-up Mohamed Ashoub.

Indeed, Al-Kahlawi opened the box to find the late artist wrapped in pieces of gauze. Here, Al-Kahlawi insisted on taking him to the Omar Makram Mosque, washing and shrouding him again before praying over him, and he bought a new shroud for him. The body was buried to its final resting place from the Omar Makram Mosque in Tahrir in central Cairo, among a large number of artists and artists, and his fans in a sad scene, and condolences were held in his villa in the Zamalek area.

The article is in Arabic

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