Local media reported on Saturday that veteran comedian Umer Sharif had died in Germany. The well-known artist was on his way to the United States for medical treatment. He was 66 years old at the time.
Umer Sharif and his wife Zareen Ghazal were transported to the United States by air ambulance.
After the famed comedian’s condition deteriorated, the air ambulance was forced to land in Germany. On humanitarian grounds, Germany approved the emergency landing and granted the comedian and his wife a 15-day visa.
Sharif was taken to a hospital in Berlin, where he died today. Umer Sharif’s death was confirmed by his wife.