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Mehran Karimi Nasseri, better known as Sir Alfred, an Iranian refugee who lived at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport for 16 years dies.

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Mehran Karimi Nasseri was at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport at the time of the "Terminal" premiere.

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In 2004, Steven Spilberg brought to the big screen the story of a man stranded in the New York terminal for a year.

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Alfred began his Pilgrimage in 1972

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Nearly 10 years later, in 1981, Belgium granted him refugee status.

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For more than 10 years he fought legal battle when he was unable to leave Paris Airport in 1988.

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He collected a small tip from journalists and film directors who desperately sought to tell his story, for his survival

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In 1999, the French government finally granted him a visa that allowed him not only to leave the airport, but to live wherever he wanted.

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In 2006, after 18 years of living at the airport, his health deteriorated.

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The whereabouts of the “man without a country” had been unknown.