Family of veteran Pakistani comedian and actor Umer Sharif has requested his fans not to spread rumors regarding his death.
“Umer Sharif is alive,” said journalist Naimat Khan, who is associated with Arab News. He said Sharif’s “family has requested people to not spread fake news of his demise”.
Rumors started circulating after a picture of Sharif’s surfaced online. Sharif is seen sitting on wheel-chair while posing for camera in the widely spread photo.
The picture isn’t recent,” the insider told the publication. “He has been going to the hospital for his routine checkup but it’s nothing serious for now. He has been unwell due to his heart issues, but he’s not under any life-threatening illness.“