Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Iranian refugee who inspired Spielberg’s film ‘The Terminal’, passes away

Mehran Karimi Nasseri, who was in a precarious diplomatic situation, moved into a small part of the Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport in 1988.

His story served as the basis for the Tom Hanks-starring 2004 movie The Terminal.

After receiving permission to reside in France, Mr. Nasseri returned there a few weeks ago, when he passed away of natural causes, an airport official told AFP.

Mr. Nasseri, who was born in the Iranian province of Khuzestan in 1945, first took a flight to Europe in order to find his mother.

After being ejected from nations such as the UK, the Netherlands, and Germany for not possessing the proper immigration documents, he spent a while residing in Belgium. He subsequently traveled to France and settled down in the 2F Terminal of the airport.

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He spent his days writing about his life in a notebook and reading books and newspapers while curled up on his bench, surrounded by trolleys filled with the things he had accumulated.

The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones, was directed by Stephen Spielberg after his story gained the attention of the world’s media.

Journalists went to interview the man who served as the inspiration for a Hollywood blockbuster after the movie’s premiere. According to Le Parisien, Mr. Nazzeri, who went by the name “Sir Alfred,” once conducted up to six interviews every day.

He was given refugee status and the ability to stay in France in 1999, but he remained there until 2006 when he was transferred to the hospital for medical treatment. Using the money he had been paid for the movie, he then lived in a hostel, according to the French newspaper Libération.

A few weeks ago, Mr. Nasseri returned to the airport, where he resided until his passing, according to an airport representative.

A few weeks ago, Mr. Nasseri returned to the airport, where he resided until his passing, according to an airport representative.

The official added that he was found in possession of several thousand euros.

Mehran Karimi Nasseri’s early life.

Iranian immigrant Mehran Karimi Nasseri, commonly known as Sir Alfred Mehran, resided in the Terminal 1 departure area of Charles de Gaulle Airport from August 26, 1988, until his hospitalization in July 2006. The Terminal Man, a book autobiography, was released in 2004. The 2004 movie The Terminal was based by Nasseri’s memoir.

Mehran Karimi Nasseri Age

In the Anglo-Persian Oil Company settlement in Masjed Soleiman, Iran, Nasseri was born. His father was a physician from Iran who worked for the business. According to Nasseri, his mother was a Scottish nurse employed there. He arrived in the UK in September 1973 in order to enroll in a three-year Yugoslav studies program at the University of Bradford.

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Nasseri claimed that he was expelled from Iran in 1977 as a result of anti-Shah demonstrations. He claimed that after a protracted legal battle and applications in several nations, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Belgium granted him refugee status. This purportedly made it possible to live in numerous other European nations. Investigations, however, revealed that Nasseri was never expelled from Iran, contradicting this assertion.

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