The unexpected death of MBC presenter Saud al-Dosari from Saudi Arabia shook the Arab world late Friday night. The award-winning talk show host died of a heart attack while in Paris. He was 47.
His many accolades included being the recipient of the Best Arab TV Presenter Award in 1995 and the Gordons Trophy in 2010. He has previously hosted "You Deserve It," "Haneen," and "Good Morning Arabia." Dosari worked at MBC, Orbit, and recently Rotana Khaleejia.
Dosari was found unresponsive in his Paris apartment Friday night, where paramedics found that he had suffered a heart attack. When the news broke, fans and colleagues alike took to Twitter to bid the presenter a final farewell.
"A smile that will never be forgotten! God have mercy on his soul, forgive his sins, and may he rest in peace. And unto God and to Him we shall return."
"What an incredibly sad morning. Woke up to shocking news. May you rest in peace, dearest colleague. May God have mercy on your soul."
"What scary and heartbreaking news. Unto God and to Him we shall return. May God have mercy on your soul, Saud, and may He forgive your sins. You were one of the best people."
Take a moment to remember Dosari by watching him accept the Best Arab TV Presenter award on stage at the 2010 Jordan Awards: