The Syrian Artists Syndicate announced the death of Syrian actor Mohammed Qanou at the age of 49 following a heart attack that surprised him on Saturday evening.

"The Artists Syndicate in the Syrian Arab Republic mourns the death of our colleague Mohammed Qanou, for the soul of our deceased, mercy and tranquility, and for us, his family and loved ones, sincere patience and condolences in this great casualty," the syndicate's official Facebook page wrote.

Farewell to artists with touching words

The sudden death of Mohammed Qanou shocked the artistic community in Syria and the Arab world, as many artists interacted with the news, and were keen to mourn it with influential words on their pages on social networking sites.

Syrian artist Sulaf Fawakherji mourned him with touching words on her Instagram page, writing, "O heartache, O Muhammad, O beautiful morals, kind, O companion and lover of all, God is with you and patience of your family."

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Artist Amal Arafa wrote on her Instagram page, "I hope it is a rumor, Abu Marwan, I do not know how we can believe this news, there is no objection to your judgment, O God, Al-Fatihah."

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Artist Yasser al-Azma also mourned him on his Instagram page and wrote, "O my love, Muhammad, may God have mercy on you, we belong to God and to Him we return."

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Syrian actor Mustafa al-Khani also mourned him, writing, "Death does not know young or old, the death of the young actor Mohammed Qanou at the age of 49 following a heart attack. A thousand mercy to your good soul, Abu Marwan, and patience for your family and loved ones."

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Artist Shukran Murtaji also reacted to the news of his departure and wrote on Instagram, "Oh God, there is no objection, the heart cannot bear the overflow of separation and sadness, brother and friend of all."

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As for the artist Bassem Yakhour, he commented on his Instagram page on the news of his departure, saying, "May God have mercy on you, my friend, Mohammed, you left us in a moment that hurt our hearts and left," calling on God to be patient with his family, fans and friends.

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Actor Youssef al-Khal wrote on his Twitter page: "O God, Mohammed Sheikh of youth, and may God have mercy on your soul."

On Twitter, artist Laura Abu Asaad wrote, "I ask forgiveness of God Almighty, and there is no power or power except in God, we belong to God and to Him we return, O Lord, the patience of his wife and daughters, and our patience on the shock, Al-Fatiha on the soul of Brother Muhammad Qanou."

I ask forgiveness from the great God, there is no power but from God, we are to God and to him we shall return, Oh God give patience to his wife and daughters, his family and his loved ones, Oh God give us patience for this shock, your mercy Oh God, Fatiha on the soul of the beautiful brother#محمد_قنوع

— Laura Abu AsaadLaura Abu Asaad (@lauraabuasaad) April 22, 2023

Art beds

Mohammed Qanou, who was born on September 26, 1973, comes from an artistic family; his father is the late radio director Marwan Qanou, and his family worked in the theater "Dababis" in a troupe called "The Two Brothers Qanou".

Despite his graduation from the Institute of Tourism and Hotels, and his work initially in the field of advertising, he loved art until the real opportunity came when director Hatem Ali assigned him a small role in the film "A Family Case" in 1994, and a year later he participated with the artist Yasser Al-Azma in the series "Mirrors 95", which continued in its successive parts, so he was the gateway to the public's knowledge of it.

170 works

In 1998, he joined the Syrian Artists Syndicate, and continued to offer various and different roles, and his career lasted 29 years, during which he presented 170 works. Although he did not win the absolute championship, he was able to leave a strong imprint on the characters he presented, in addition to the diversity of his works between social and serious comedy and works that present the Syrian identity, heritage and history.

He participated in the series "Spotlight" with director Laith Hajo, a social comedy, "Sirat Al-Hob", "Sabaya We Came Back Again", "Al-Ashq Al-Haram" and "Qadri Hotel".

He also participated in works on the Levantine heritage, the most famous of which is "Bab Al-Hara", where he is best known for the character of Saeed Abu Salim, the series "Al-Hasram Al-Shami", "Al-Sham Eidiya", the series "Birth from the Side" and "Khan Al-Darawish".

He presented with the actress Sulaf Fawakherji starring in the series "Haraer" as a Turki, and with the artist Amal Arafa the series "Dunia", and with Ghada Bashour the series "Ahl Al-Wafa", and with Youssef Al-Khal "Hadota Hob".

Quiet family life

In addition to his artistic work, Mohammed Qanou lives a quiet family life with his wife, who is outside the artistic community, and has four children: Adnan, Marwan, Maya and Massa. In 2022, in an interview with the journalist Rabaa Al-Zayat on the program "Show the Story", he mentioned that he does not have a large fortune, and does not have a home in the Levant or outside it because he was not keen to save money, but focused on a decent life for his family, and to teach his children in the best schools.

During the episode, he expressed his pride in his wife and daughters wearing the hijab and their commitment to the customs and traditions of the conservative Eastern society on which he was raised.

The death of his last character

The last work in which the artist Mohamed Qanou participated is the series "Al-Arabji", which was recently presented and presented the character of "Shoman", who was killed in episode 21, where the production company mourned the character and wrote a comment on it, "Goodbye Shoman as much as we hated Shoman as much as we laughed. Most importantly, we know the real metal of the artist Mohamed Qanou."

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