Legendary TV, film and stage actor Jameel Fakhri passed away at Mayo Hospital Lahore on Thursday after he was paralyzed and had other serious health issues. He was 67. Fakhri, who was admitted to the hospital on May 31, is survived by three sons, an adopted daughter and widow. The actor was in coma and was on ventilator at the Intensive Care Unit of the Mayo Hospital. But he couldn’t survive despite best efforts of the doctors.
According to his family, the actor was in deep distress and unable to control himself after his son, Ali Ayaz Fakhri, was kidnapped and later killed in the US. On December 7 last, information about Ali’s gruesome murder surfaced. He was said to have been cut up into pieces before being set on fire. Fakhri had said that his son had no enemy and the kidnapping was a mystery.