Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passed away 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.
Reema Lagoo’s son-in-law told news agency PTI, “She was complaining of chest pain so we took her to hospital around 1 am. She passed away due to a heart attack around 3.15 am. She was perfectly fine and had no health issues…so it is really shocking for all us that she is no more with us.”
She was best known for playing the on-screen mother to protagonists in hit films like ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’. Reema Lagoo also did notable work in television in popular shows like ‘Tu Tu Main Main’ and ‘Shriman Shrimati’.
Lagoo’s sudden demise today morning has left everyone in shock. She was currently working on a TV show, Naamkaran, where her portrayal of the negative character was hugely appreciated.
After her sudden death, Aamir Khan rushed to her residence with his wife Kiran Rao. He looked visibly disturbed by the sudden turn of events. He even gave a byte to a television channel and said that he is in shock and can’t believe that Reema ji is no more.
He even shared fond memories with the actress as he played her on-screen son to her in his first movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. He even praised her acting skills and said that she was extremely socially conscious as she volunteered to do work for his Paani foundation.
Along with Aamir and his wife Kiran, there were other stars from the Marathi film industry: Sonali Kulkarni (senior), Makarand Anaspure, Mahesh Manjrekar, Kajol among others.