Sunday 17 January 2021
Ihab Khorshid, brother of guitarist Omar Khorshid, revealed the fact that a mourning for his brother was held after his death 40 years ago on May 29, 1981.
Omar Khorshid’s brother said, in exclusive statements to “Masrawy”, that he refused to take the condolences of his late brother after the accident that had arranged to kill him.
He added, “I carried my brother’s (Omar’s) shroud in my hands, and I walked in his funeral, and my condition was very difficult, because I was dependent on him when I grew up a little.
And Ihab Khorshid had sparked a great controversy, on Saturday, with a post he had on his Facebook account, in which he said: “We would like to remind our brothers that they have what they have and what they owe, according to the saying of the Sheikh of Islam, Imam Al-Hafiz bin Hajar, may God have mercy on him (who dies from Tyrants and darkness we rejoice at his death, and we testify that he is tyranny, oppression and coercion, because we are martyrs of God in his possession).
Omar Khorshid has turned to Trend during the past few days, after all these years have passed since his death in a mysterious accident, coinciding with the death of Safwat Al-Sharif.
Omar Khorshid died on May 29, 1981 in a traffic collision after he and his Lebanese wife, Dina, left Roland at the end of Al-Haram Street in front of “Khristo” restaurant.
Omar worked with many artists, most notably: Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Farid Al-Atrash, Abdel Halim Hafez, and Umm Kulthum. He began his cinematic work with a role in the movie “My Dear Daughter”, directed by Helmy Rafla in 1971, and starred Najat Al-Saghira and Rushdi Abaza. His first absolute starring role with the actress Sabah was in the movie “The Guitar of Love”.