Famous people who died in 2023

The year 2023 has proven to be a challenging one for the media industry, as it bid goodbye to many iconic actors who have left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape of the country. The late stalwarts include Qavi Khan, Yusuf Shakeel and Zia Mohiuddin, who are revered as acting institutions in their own right.

Vasu Khan:

Famous Balochi singer Vasu Khan passed away in February after battling a prolonged illness. His melodious voice had won the hearts of many people.

Matthew Perry:

The actor, best known for playing the sarcastic but adorable Chandler Bing on ‘Friends’, has died at the age of 54. His journey included a publicized struggle with drugs and alcohol, which is shared candidly in a memoir.

Pervez Musharraf:

Former COAS and President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf breathed his last in Dubai after battling a rare disease. His important contribution to the nation will be remembered.

Kavi Khan:

Veteran television actor Qavi Khan, an icon of the Pakistani entertainment industry, passed away in Canada at the age of 80. His contributions to television and film will be remembered.

Jeff Beck:

The legendary guitarist of The Yardbirds has died at the age of 78, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music.

Andre Braugher:

Known for his powerful presence on both the big and small screens, he passed away due to lung cancer at the age of 61, leaving a void in the acting industry.

Mashal Bukhari:

Mashal Bukhari, former Express-News anchor and wife of Amir Abbas, died of cancer at the age of 38, leaving behind a legacy of journalistic skills.

Majid Jahangir:

Popular actor and comedian Majid Jahangir, known for his roles in various projects, passed away in Bahria Town, Lahore. His comedic talent and flexibility touched many hearts.

Amjad Islam Amjad:

Iconic poet and writer, Amjad Islam Amjad, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 78. His literary contributions enriched the cultural image of Pakistan.

Zia Muhiuddin:

A true academician in his own right, Zia Muhiuddin bid farewell at the age of 91. His dedication to art and culture left an indelible mark on the creative landscape of Pakistan.

Tariq Jameel Paracha:

Veteran television actor and producer Tariq Jameel Paracha left us in April leaving behind a legacy of memorable performances in various television serials.

Khalid Saeed Butt:

Usman Khalid Butt and Omar Khalid Butt’s father, Khalid Saeed Butt, former PTV actor, passed away peacefully. His specific roles and contributions to art were noteworthy.

Shabbir Rana:

Senior television actor Shabbir Rana, known for his roles in dramas like Jackson Heights and Ab Kar Meri Rafugaari, has bid farewell after battling illness for several years.

Shoaib Hashmi:

On May 6, 2023, actor, host, writer and teacher Shoaib Hashmi left us. His significant contributions in many fields have made him a respected figure in the industry.

Yakub Atif:

Paani Da Bulbula fame Yakub Atif passed away on May 12. The energetic stage performances of the talented singer will always be remembered.

Aliya Nazir aka Nikki:

Designer Alia Nazir, part of the Nikki Nina duo, passed away on June 4. Her influence will be missed in the fashion industry.

Yusuf Shakeel:

Veteran PTV actor, Yusuf Shakeel passed away on June 29 at the age of 85. His memorable roles in classic projects like Uroosha and Uncle Urfi are etched in our memories.

Alamgir Khan Tareen:

Businessman and Multan Sultans owner Alamgir Khan Tareen passed away in July. His contributions to sports and business are remembered.

Asad Abbas:

Famous Coke Studio singer Asad Abbas passed away on August 15 after suffering from kidney failure. His soulful voice will be missed by fans.

Akbar Khan:

Actor and painter Akbar Khan left us on 22nd August. A talented artist, his love for sculpture and acting was evident in his work.

Shabbir Mirza:

Veteran PTV actor Shabbir Mirza of Guest House fame passed away in September after suffering from cancer. His dramatic style on screen will be remembered.

Sharafat Ali Baloch:

In October, regional singer Sharafat Ali Baloch lost his life in a road accident. His contribution to regional music is remembered.

Nausheen Masood:

Famous former Pakistani television actress, writer, producer and host Nausheen Masood has left us. An iconic personality on PTV, he fought cancer with resilience for many years.

Joss Ackland:

Prolific character actor Joss Ekland died on November 19. He is best known for his roles in iconic films such as “Lethal Weapon 2” and “The Hunt for Red October”, his legacy still lives on today.