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Comedian Tariq Teddy passes away at 46

Comedian Tariq Teddy passes away at 46

Popular commercial theatre artist Tariq Teddy passed away on Saturday at the age of 46. The comedian was admitted to Farooq Hospital in Lahore due to a liver problem and was in need of a transplant. He is survived by a son.

Originally from Faisalabad, Teddy was laid to rest at Shah Fareed Darbar in Sabzazar Colony, Lahore. Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi expressed sorrow upon well-known comedian Teddy’s death. He announced that Rs3 million will be allocated to his family as monetary aid. “We will not leave the deceased’s family alone at such a difficult time. As a comedian, he made a lot of people laugh and spread joy,” Elahi said in a statement.

Teddy’s brother Shehbaz told Dawn earlier that he was admitted to the PKLI [Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute] in the first week of November where he had been kept in the intensive care unit.

“He is a bit stable now but is still in the ICU. He was earlier on a ventilator but doctors have removed the ventilator now,” he said after eight days of hospitalisation. CM Elahi had directed the health department to take care of him. The CM said the government would bear the expenses of Teddy’s treatment.

Teddy made it big in commercial theatre in the 90s. He tied the knot twice and divorced both times.

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