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.”