Pakistani comedian and actor Umer Sharif passed away Saturday at the age of 66 in Germany.
He was seeking medical treatment in Germany but set to fly to the US for further treatment, according to the Embassy of Pakistan in Germany.
Many fans, politicians, and fellow comedians from all around the world shared their condolences on social media on Saturday.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted his condolences and wrote: “He was one of our great entertainers and will be missed. My prayers & condolences go to his family.”
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany, Dr. Mohammad Faisal, tweeted his condolences and wrote that the Pakistani Embassy in Germany is in “constant contact with the accompanying family of late Mr. Shariff.”
Sophia Saifi reported from Islamabad, Nada Bashir reported in London, and Maija Liisa Ehlinger in Atlanta.