celebrated directors, has died aged 70.
Aziz died on Saturday evening “in hospital in Cairo, at the end of his fight against illness,” Sameh al-Sirity, from the Egyptian Actors’ Syndicate said.
His funeral will be held on Sunday in a mosque in a suburb of the capital.
Born in 1946 in the coastal city of Alexandria, Aziz cut his teeth in a string of television series before making the leap to the big screen.
He was most known for his role in the 1991 film “Al Kit-Kat”, where he played an eccentric blind man who dreams of riding a motorcycle.
Although a comedy, the film, directed by Egyptian realist filmmaker Daoud Abdel Sayed, was critically acclaimed for its searing social commentary.