The funeral of the great writer Waheed Hamed took place inside the Police Mosque in the Sheikh Zayed area in Cairo, in the presence of hundreds of the most prominent film and television stars in the Arab world, as well as large numbers of his fans, amid a state of sadness and shock.
The late author was transferred to a Cairo hospital several days ago after suffering a severe health problem, before his family announced Saturday morning that he had died of the disease, so that his fans would go to his funeral for the last farewell.
And in the vicinity of the mosque, many public figures await the arrival of the body to perform the funeral prayer, among them the Egyptian Minister of Culture, Inas Abdel Dayem, who indicated in her statements to “ Sky News Arabia” that the culture has lost a great professor, who has a distinguished pen and a real fingerprint through the works Art inhabited by the community.
Sadness appeared on the face of Ashraf Zaki, the captain of the acting professions, upon his arrival at the police mosque, and he joined an elite group of artists, including Ahmed Helmy and his wife Mona Zaki, while the late mourned asserting that he was a teacher for many generations and his films are a source of happiness for movie lovers.
Actress Ilham Shaheen did not control herself while talking about the great scriptwriter, saying: “A character that will not be repeated again. He is a milestone in the world of art, thought and literature. He has white hands on the history of a number of movie stars. We lost a professor, a friend, and an irreplaceable person.
All the artists were keen to wear masks during their presence at the funeral, while they offered condolences to the family of the late cinematographer, and everyone’s faces were in a state of shame, including the artist Karim Abdel Aziz, producer Mohamed Al-Adl, and Mohamed Hefzy, president of the Cairo Film Festival.
The moments when the ambulance entered the place witnessed a wave of crying among the attendees, and the great artist, Izzat Al-Alayli, approached the coffin to take a final look at his late friend, saying: “Wahid Hamed was a spokesman for the Egyptian street without falsehood or lies, which is his biggest advantage, so he became attached to people and the owner. Sweeping popularity and became one of the important symbols in Egyptian and Arab dramas.
The Syrian artist, Suzan Najmuddin, came to the funeral, and said in her interview with “ Sky News Arabia” that she was a close friend of the writer Wahid Hamed, and she benefited a lot from him during his meetings with him, and there were constant discussions between them about his work, noting that his works will remain in the memory His fans forever.
The attendees lined up behind the coffin in order to perform the funeral prayer, in the presence of his family members and his son, director Marwan Hamed, tears flowed from the eyes of the worshipers, the voices of supplication louder for the late writer, and the great author Bashir al-Deek was affected.
Minutes after the end of the funeral prayer, the gathering closed and the attendees left the mosque in order to go to the family cemeteries on the road to the oases to complete the burial ceremony, while the eyes of the star clung to the ambulance and was unable to speak of the horror of the tragedy.
Hamed is considered one of the biggest writers of films and television series in the past four decades in the Arab region, and the personification of his work is the most prominent stars of Egyptian cinema, led by Adel Imam, Nour al-Sharif, Ahmed Zaki, Yousra, Mona Zaki and others.