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‘Iconic Eritrean actor’ Saeed Anwar Saleh dies at 38

Prominent Eritrean actor Saeed Anwar Saleh, who has appeared in dozens of films, has died at the age of 38, BBC Tigrinya reports.

Information Minister Yemane Gebre Meskel described him as “one of Eritrea’s iconic film actors”.

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He was best known for his role as a lead character, Josi, in the popular TV series Machelo.

In an interview last year, he described the character as self-centred and shameless, saying that in real life he was completely the opposite.

On acting in general he said: “I believe I am living my dream, because I always wished to be an actor in popular movies.”

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