Famous stage actor and comedian Tariq Teddy passed away in Lahore on Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 46.
The death of the famous commercial theatre comedian was confirmed by his brother.
Teddy was admitted to the PKLI [Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute] some eight days ago where he has been kept in the intensive care unit.
His death triggered an outpouring of grief from the stage artist community, politicians and others.
Tariq Teddy made his name in commercial theatre back in 90s.
Meanwhile Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of well-known comedian Tariq Teddy.
Tariq Teddy played brilliant roles in stage plays and Punjabi films, bringing smiles on the faces of audience with his humour and artistry, she said in a statement.