Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Wednesday at Mumbai’s Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital. He was 67 years old.
Rishi had been admitted to the hospital after suffering breathing problems on Wednesday. His brother Randhir had confirmed the news.
Randhir had said that he was in the hospital and wife and yesteryear actress Neetu was by his side. He had, however, refuted reports of the veteran actor being put on a ventilator.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was reportedly the first to confirm the news of Kapoor’s death on Twitter.
T 3517 – He's GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away ..
I am destroyed !
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 30, 2020
Rishi was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and underwent marrow treatment in the US for over 11 months. He returned to India in September 2019 after which he had tweeted: “BACK HOME!!!!!! 11 Months 11days! Thank you all!”
In February, Kapoor was hospitalized twice due to his health issues. He was first admitted to a hospital in Delhi where he was attending a family function. At the time, Kapoor had said that he was suffering from an “infection”. After his return to Mumbai, he was again admitted to a hospital with viral fever. He was discharged soon after.