Popular singer Mohamed al-Ezaby died on Wednesday morning after being rushed to a Mohandiseen hospital.

The 74-year-old suffered from unspecified health problems.

Ezaby, who sang several famous songs such as “Luxor baladna balad sowwah" (Luxor, land of tourists), " Baheya" and other popular songs, quit music several years ago and shunned the limelight after singing the music for soap opera ”Al-damm wal naar” (Blood and fire) directed by Samir Seif in 2004.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday afternoon at Sayyeda Nafeesa Mosque in Cairo. His family will accept condolences on Thursday at Aal Rashdan Mosque in Nasr City.

Ezaby was born in the working-class district of Hussein in Cairo in 1938. He graduated with a business degree and worked in the petroleum industry before deciding to make a career shift with the help of composer Ezzat al-Gahely.