Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passed away on May 18, at the age of 59 after reportedly suffering from cardiac arrest. After the actress complained of chest pain on Wednesday night, she was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Andheri, Mumbai where she breathed her last.
She died at 3:15 a.m. from cardiac arrest. At the time of death, she was described as being “perfectly fine” and having “no health issues”.
Reema was prominently recognised for her roles in both Hindi and Marathi films. She debuted in films in 1979 with the Marathi film “Sinhasan”. Workaholic Reema had even shot for a film that wound up two months ago before she died. The Marathi movie is directed by Seema Upadhyay and is titled ‘Bhram’.
TV actor Mahesh Shetty, who worked in shows like “Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil”, “Pavitra Rishta”, “Bade Achhe Lagte Hain” remembers the senior actress, “She played the role of a psychiatrist while I am her assistant. So we have a lot of scenes together in the movie. I can’t believe she isn’t with us anymore. I shot with her in March, in fact in April I also had a meet with her as we spoke about the film. She looked hale and healthy then.”
Recollecting the memories from the sets of the film, Mahesh says, “She was a complete foodie. We shot the film in Goa and she would discover new-new places and take all of us there for a dining session, after hours.”
The TV actor who’s acted in many shows also mentions that she had the same persona of that of a mother she portrays on screen, in real life too. “She would take care of all the team members, be it co-stars or people from the crew. She was never confined to her vanity van. Even after being a senior, she would mix up with all and sit with everybody. She enjoyed people’s company,” he says.
“Bhram” is probably her last film which Reema’s fans and well wishers can watch on the big screen.