Mehran Karimi Nasseri passed away after a heart attack in Terminal 2F around midday.
Police and a medical team treated him but were not able to save him, an official said.
Karimi Nasseri lived in the airport’s Terminal 1 from 1988 until 2006, first in legal limbo because he lacked residency papers and later by choice.
His saga inspired Steven Spielberg’s iconic film.
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