On Tuesday, the death of Kuwaiti actor Abdullah Al Barouni shocked thousands on social media. 

While authorities have yet to confirm the reason behind the actor's untimely demise, close friends and fans on Twitter stated he died of a sudden heart attack. The 44-year-old actor launched his professional career featuring in theatre plays in 1991. 

Years later, he rose to fame after landing a role in a popular Kuwaiti drama series. Role after role he proved himself to be a talent to reckon with and at the time of his death, he was shooting for a series set to air during the holy month of Ramadan. 

The actor's name trended on Twitter for hours

Just minutes after his death was announced, Al Barouni's name started to trend on Twitter. Thousands of fans have been mourning the loss online, paying tributes to the late star. 

News of Al Barouni's death continues to make the rounds online

"Gone too soon"

People are shocked

"This news is so shocking. May God have mercy on his soul." 

Tributes are pouring in

"May he rest in peace, he used to come to events we held at a center for blind people, such an incredible human being." 

"A huge loss to the Gulf art scene"

"He was a great, respectable actor." 

"Rest in peace our star"