Legendary comedian Umer Sharif passed away in Germany on Saturday after battling cancer and congestive heart failure. He was 66.

His death was confirmed by his wife as well as Pakistan’s ambassador to Germany, Dr Mohammad Faisal on Twitter.

“With deep sorrow it is announced that Mr Umer Sharif has passed away in Germany,” he wrote. “Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Our CG is present at the hospital to assist the family in every way.”

On September 28 Sharif was being taken to the United States for treatment via an air ambulance but his condition worsened after developing pneumonia en route. He was admitted to a hospital in Nuremberg, Germany during a stopover and was advised rest before resuming travel.

In September, Sharif’s health had sparked national concern after he requested the Prime Minister’s assistance for his medical treatment in a video message. This led to him receiving a Rs. 40 million grant from the government as well help in securing visas so that he could receive treatment abroad.

After news of his death broke, #umarsharif became Pakistan’s top twitter trend as celebrities, journalists and politicians took to social media to express their sorrow.

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said: “The one who used to spread smiles on people’s faces has left everyone grieving today. Umer Sharif was big name in Pakistan’s film, television and theatre [industry].

Extending his condolences, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Chairperson of Pakistan’s People’s Party said the late comedian had taken comedy “to new heights” and given the art a “a new dimension” in Pakistan.

German ambassador to Pakistan, Bernhard Schlagheck, deemed Sharif’s death “a tragic loss for the entertainment industry.”

Actor Faisal Qureshi took to Instagram and wrote: “Heartbroken to receive the devastating news of our very own king of comedy #UmerSharif. He was a true gem in our industry and nothing short of a legend amongst us. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah. Praying for his family during this difficult time.”

Indian comedian, Kapil Sharma tweeted, “Alvida legend (Goodbye legend), may your soul rest in peace.


From : pk.mashable.com

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