Cast and crew of an Arabic soap opera have been left shocked after an actor died in the middle of a death scene.
7 May 2014 - 12:35 AM  UPDATED 7 May 2014 - 2:29 PM

A Jordanian actor has reportedly died while filming a death scene for a TV soap opera, Arabic media have reported.

Mahmoud al-Sawalqa died on the set of the soap opera Blood Brothers, in front of actor Mundhir Rihane, who was playing his son, Egyptian daily al-Masry al-Youm reported on Tuesday.

Rihane was in a state of shock after the death on Saturday, the report said, quoting a statement from his office.

In a telephone interview with Egypt's CBC television, Rihane recounted the tragic event.

"He said, 'Son, I think I'm really going to die'. I said, 'You're joking'. He said, 'I think I'm really going to die'. I said, 'no, no, no, you're joking'," Rihane told the broadcaster.

"And at the moment that we were filming the scene, he was dying... the angel of death was there with me."

Al-Sawalqa was reportedly a well-known actor in Jordanian television serials.