Umer Sharif The King of Comedy passed away in Germany at the age of 66. He was a great Pakistani actor, comedian, director, producer, and television personality. He was one of the greatest comedians in the sub-continent.
Local media confirmed the news on Saturday. Umer Sharif was critically ill and was traveling to the United States for better treatment. He was on his way to the US through an air ambulance but moved to a hospital in Germany after his health condition worsen.
In a recent video, Umer Sharif asked the government of Pakistan and appealed to approve his visa so that he could go abroad. However, federal and provincial governments tried their level best to help in the medical treatment of Umer. The federal government had assured him that it would help and the Sindh government also stepped in, sanctioning Rs: 40 million for his treatment.
On social media, fellow celebrities and artists mourn and offering their condolences to the deceased family.
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
Deeply saddened to learn about Umer Sharif sb. He was without any doubt the ultimate comedy king. May Allah bless his soul. We will miss you Umer bhai! pic.twitter.com/2EUOv9FmNk
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) October 2, 2021
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
اللہ تعالیٰ عمر شریف بھائی کی مغفرت فرمائے اور انہیں جنت میں جگہ عطا فرمائے – اللہ تعالیٰ انکے خاندان اور لاکھوں چاہنے والوں کو صبر جمیل عطا فرمائے – عمر شریف ہمارے بچپن سے ہم سبکے چہروں پر مسکراہٹیں بکھیرتے رہے ہیں-انکا جانا ایک بہت بڑا نقصان ہے – https://t.co/Jj6OVo3tuw
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) October 2, 2021
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.
The legendary Umer Sharif is no more.
Here’s to the King of Comedy.
May you get the highest place in Jannah.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) October 2, 2021
Complete loss of words on passing away of the legendary Umar Sharif sahab. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah and give his family peace. Ameen.
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) October 2, 2021
Thank you for the laughs….you will live forever. Rest In Peace Legend. 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/Omy0jO0QEB
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) October 2, 2021
Saddened to learn about the passing of Umer Shareef Saab. Indeed we belong to Allah and to Him we return. My deepest condolences to His family and Fans.#UmerShareef
— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) October 2, 2021
— Yumna Zaidi (@yumnazaidiactor) October 2, 2021
There will never be another Omar Shareef… a legend… an icon.. May he rise in jannat… pic.twitter.com/j8fr6rIZm9
— Sharmila Sahibah faruqui S.I (@sharmilafaruqi) October 2, 2021
Devastated to hear that comedy legend #UmarSharif has passed away. Inna lillahe wa inna elaihe rajeoon.
We are all poorer today without his wit and wisdom to guide us. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/7rHYCzKKsm
— Juggun Kazim (@JuggunKazim) October 2, 2021
It’s heartbreaking 💔 to hear about the death of sir #UmerSharif , the man who made people laugh all his life is no more with us , May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah #UmerSharif #RestInPeace #Rip
— aijaz aslam (@aijazz7) October 2, 2021
— Mohib Mirza (@mohibmirza) October 2, 2021
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) October 2, 2021
At the age of 14, Umer Sharif started his acting career as a stage actor in 1974. He released his plays on audio cassettes worked as a film director and gained popularity in the nation as well as across the borders. Umer Sharif worked in the industry for 50 years and performed in dozens of plays, stage theaters, and live shows.