In the days following his transfer to a ventilator after his health deteriorated, stage actor and comedian Tariq Teddy passed suddenly at the age of 46 on Saturday, according to his family.
Teddy’s son told the reporters that his father had spent the previous 10 days being treated at the Pakistan Kidney & Liver Institute and Research Center for pulmonary and liver-related illnesses.
Today in Lahore, prayers will be said at the late comedian’s funeral.
The government had previously received a request for Teddy’s treatment from his family, and Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi later pledged financial support.
The deceased son received Rs. 500,000 cheques from Information Secretary Asif Iqbal Lodhi and Chief Minister Press Secretary Chaudhry Iqbal.
A number of celebrities from the entertainment world had earlier paid the renowned comic a visit to the hospital and sent their best wishes.
A noted stage actor, Tariq entertained Pakistanis with his particular style of comedy. His performances in several theatre productions earned him the respect of the audience.