Veteran 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.
President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday expressed their deep grief and sorrow over the death of renowned comedian/actor Umer Sharif. The president and the prime minister, in their separate condolence messages, prayed for the departed soul and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss.
Saddened to learn of Umar Sharif's passing. I had the good fortune of touring with him to raise funds for SKMT. He was one of our great entertainers and will be missed. My prayers & condolences go to his family.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 2, 2021
The president observed that late Sharif had earned distinction in the field of comedy and carved out a place for himself. The prime minister observed that Umer Sharif was a talented personality who enjoyed a distinct place in acting and comedy. His services in the relevant field would be remembered for long.
Taking to Twitter, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator and Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said that the provincial government was making arrangements for Sharif’s burial at Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi cemetery as per his wishes.
مرحوم عمر شریف کی خواہش کے مطابق انکی تدفین حضرت عبداللہ شاہ غازی قبرستان میں کرنے کے انتظامات سندھ حکومت کررہی ہے۔— Senator Saeed Ghani (@SaeedGhani1) October 2, 2021
Sharif’s body is likely to arrive in Karachi from Germany on Tuesday, sources told Express News.
His sons Jawad and Fawad are currently in the United States and will reach Germany later in the evening.
Sources further said necessary formalities will be completed by Monday due to weekly holiday on Sunday.
Soon after the news of his death broke, fellow artists and celebs took to social media and offered condolences to the family.
You shall always always be remembered.. thank you for laughter. Rest in peace.. Umar Shareef.— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) October 2, 2021
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ🤍 pic.twitter.com/LSGgUWvQ22
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) October 2, 2021
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
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
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
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
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) October 2, 2021
The legendary Umer Sharif is no more.
Here's to the King of Comedy.
May you get the highest place in Jannah.
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
Thank you for the laughs….you will live forever. Rest In Peace Legend. 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/Omy0jO0QEB— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) 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
Devastated to hear that comedy legend #UmarSharif has passed away. Inna lillahe wa inna elaihe rajeoon.— Juggun Kazim (@JuggunKazim) October 2, 2021
We are all poorer today without his wit and wisdom to guide us. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/7rHYCzKKsm
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
I am not at loss of words. I know we are all dying. One day or the other. But what #umarsharif gave us, will be remembered till the end of times. A timeless legend succumbed to time. In the end, it’s all at the will of God.— Zara Noor Abbas Siddiqui (@ZaraNoorAbbas) October 2, 2021
انا للہ و انا الیہ راجعون
Goodbye The King Of Comedy “Umer Shareef Sahab”! Seems like the chapter of Comedy is closed for good. Many will come and go but there was and will always be one and only Umer Sharif. Truly one of the biggest losses of our industry rather our entire nation. pic.twitter.com/PYS0G1gi4K— Imran Abbas (@ImranAbbas) October 2, 2021
Umar Sharif will be remembered. Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/DxC93hap1H— Mansha Pasha (@manshapasha) October 2, 2021
RIP Umar bhai 💯🙏🏼♥️ you made us laugh in the darkest of times so we can forget our worries .. may your path to heaven be illuminated with the light of joy you brought us💯🙏🏼♥️ it is indeed a great loss for all of us 🇵🇰⭐️♥️🙏🏼💯 pic.twitter.com/kfDkCTBKmV— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) October 2, 2021
If you were in his company he would never let you get sad or down. The way he used to see the world was very different from most of us and that could be witnessed in his performances. You will be missed Sir #umarsharif— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) October 2, 2021
The King of Comedy is no more... #OmarSharif passed away in Germany— Nabeel Qureshi (@nabeelqureshi) October 2, 2021
Its so unfortunate that he had to go thru a lot in his last days, a legend had request govt for help & then delayed in air ambulance, caused a lot of damage to his health,I hope we learn something frm this loss
so many laughters.. so so many smiling hearts.. we will always remember you sir.. #UmerShareef sahab May Allah grant you eternal peace.. ❤️❤️❤️— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) October 2, 2021
Deepest condolences to the family ✨🤲🏻
Cricketers also shared heartfelt condolences.
Heartbreaking news to hear about the passing away of the legendary Umar Sharif sb😣 inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May Allah bless his soul with peace 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/ge9p63tDpn— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) October 2, 2021
King of comedy Umer Sharif Saab is no more with us, we all miss you. May Allah rest his soul in peace 🤲💔— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) October 2, 2021
Rest in peace Umar Sharif sb🤲🏼 Thank you for your invaluable services for Pakistan and making us laugh with your eternal comedy over the years. You’ll be missed forever! pic.twitter.com/zvdoKIuCJ3— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) October 2, 2021
Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un. Unfortunate to hear of the passing of legendary Umar Sharif sb. He was a wonderful human being and an academy of art & entertainment. May Allah give him Jannat ul Firdous and sabar to his family and friends— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) October 2, 2021
The United States Embassy in Islamabad also extended 'deepest condolences' to the bereaved family.
The U.S. Mission to Pakistan extends our deepest condolences to the family of veteran comedian #UmerSharif. May his memory live on through his comedy and the continued admiration of his fans.— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) October 2, 2021
Sharif was supposed to travel to the United States for medical treatment through an air ambulance but was moved to a hospital in Germany after his health deteriorated.
The artist was due to travel to the US last week but he could not because of his deteriorating health condition. The federal and provincial governments were assisting in the medical treatment of the celebrated artist.
Sharif started his career as a stage actor in 1974 at the age of 14 and released his plays on audio cassettes for the first time in 1980. The artist was known as a TV, stage actor, film director. He became very popular not only in the country but also across the border as well. He has worked in showbiz for nearly 50 years and has performed in dozens of plays, stage theaters and live shows.
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