Veteran Pakistani comedian Umer Sharif passed away in Germany, local media reported on Saturday. The renowned artist was travelling to the US for treatment. He was 66.
Umer Sharif had been admitted to a hospital in Germany’s Nuremberg on Wednesday after his health condition deteriorated during his flight to the United States. He was shifted to the hospital after the air ambulance carrying Umer Sharif made a scheduled landing in Germany.
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.
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) October 2, 2021
Dr Tariq Shahab, who had been looking after the ailing comedian’s medical arrangements, said that Umer Sharif was undergoing a dialysis process at the hospital. Doctors might allow the legendary artist to fly if his condition remained stable during the dialysis, he added.
Earlier on September 30, Pakistani comedian Umer Sharif had contracted pneumonia during his travel to the US, according to the team of doctors looking after him.
Dr Tariq Shahab revealed that the actor had been diagnosed with the disease. He had hinted that doctors had advised Sharif to be provided medical care for at least two days before he resumes travel to the US.