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. The comedian was diagnosed with multiple ailments including coronary conditions.
He was shifted to the hospital after the air ambulance carrying Umer Sharif made a scheduled landing in Germany.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was saddened to learn of Sharif’s passing. Taking to his Twitter account, he said that he had “the good fortune” of touring with the comedian to raise funds for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital.
“He was one of our greatest entertainers and will be missed,” he said.
Sharif had suffered a heart attack in August and according to his close friend, Pervaiz Kaifi, he had gone through two heart bypasses.
Umer Sharif was born on April 19, 1955, in an Urdu speaking family in Liaquatabad, Karachi. The star was well-acclaimed as one of the biggest comedians in Asia.
Indian comedian Kapil Sharma also bid a final goodbye to the legendary comedian.
“Alvida may your soul Rest In Peace Folded #UmerShareef,” wrote Kapil.