Bollywood famous actor Irrfan Khan who was admitted Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday, after complaining of breathing issues has passes away. He was 54.
The actor was kept in ICU under observation for colon infection. His family released an official statement that stated, “It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away. Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him. After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of rare cancer, he took life soon after as it came and he fought the many battles that came with it.”
celebs mourns over Irrfan Khan’s death
The actor’s death has left the entire nation in shock. Many celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Taapsee Pannu among others took to Twitter to express their shock and condolences.
Here’s how celebs reacted:
T 3516 – .. just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a most disturbing and sad news .. 🙏
An incredible talent .. a gracious colleague .. a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema .. left us too soon .. creating a huge vacuum ..
Prayers and duas 🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 29, 2020
When we thought nothing could make us feel worse,this happened. I think I will refuse to believe you are no more by watching all your work time n again n again n again. I have known you that way n shall continue to know you that way for ever. You ARE the best we have #IrrfanKhan
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) April 29, 2020
Such terrible news…saddened to hear about the demise of #IrrfanKhan, one of the finest actors of our time. May God give strength to his family in this difficult time 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 29, 2020
Irrfan sir, you were the nicest, coolest guy. Every interaction with you was so memorable. The world has lost the most talented actor, the nicest human being and a real fighter!! All my love and strength to the family 💙 #RIP #IrrfanKhan
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) April 29, 2020
An actor who inspired our generation world over with revolutionary performances. Heartbreaking loss. We pray for strength for your family. Rest in peace #IrrfanKhan Sir🙏🏼 ❤️
— Kiara Advani (@advani_kiara) April 29, 2020
I pray you re now in a much better place, away from all the pain and suffering; you gave life to every role you played and can never be forgotten or replaced… the best there was.. a very very sad day today…rest in peace…. pic.twitter.com/F5hJDjrV7z
— Mouni Roy (@Roymouni) April 29, 2020
Meanwhile, the official spokesperson of Irrfan Khan released a statement and confirmed the news of his death. The official statement read, “I trust, i have surrendered”; These were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer. And a man of few words and an actor of silent expressions with his deep eyes and his memorable actions on screen. Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heaven abode, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own. We all pray and hope that he is at peace. And to resonate and part with his words he had said, “As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it”.
Irrfan was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour in 2018 and a few days later, he left for London for his treatment.
The actor was currently mourning the loss of his mother. The actor’s mother Saeeda Begum breathed her last on Saturday in Jaipur where she used to stay. However, owing to the ongoing lockdown, the actor could not physically attend his mother’s last rites and reportedly paid his last respect through video conferencing.
May his soul rest in peace!