Paris: Iranian who inspired ‘The Terminal’ dies at airport



An Iranian man who lived for 18 years in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and inspired the Steven Spielberg movie “The Terminal” died Saturday within the airport, officers stated.

Merhan Karimi Nasseri died after a coronary heart assault within the airport’s Terminal 2F round midday, in accordance an official with the Paris airport authority. Police and a medical group handled him however weren’t capable of save him, the official stated. The official was not licensed to be publicly named.

Karimi Nasseri, believed to have been born in 1945, lived within the airport’s Terminal 1 from 1988 till 2006, first in authorized limbo as a result of he lacked residency papers and later by selection, in accordance with French media studies.

He had been residing within the airport once more in current weeks, the airport official stated.

His saga inspired “The Terminal” starring Tom Hanks, and a French movie.


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