IN MEMORIAM 2015: Celebrities and notable figures who have died
Sharif's longtime agent, Steve Kenis, told The Associated Press that Sharif died of a heart attack in a Cairo hospital. Sharif had been suffering from Alzheimers.
"Lawrence of Arabia" earned Sharif a supporting-actor Oscar nomination and international stardom.
Sharif also appeared in the films "Funny Girl," ''Che!" and "The Pink Panther Strikes Again."