Aged 53, the actor took his last breath today (29 Apr) at Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital after being admitted for colon infection. In 2018, Irrfan was diagnosed with the neuroendocrine tumor for which he received a lengthy treatment in the UK.
To the delight of many, he recovered and was healthy enough to shoot for his last film 'Angrezi Medium'. The film's theatrical release was pushed from March due to the COVID-19 lockdown in India.
Irrfan was one of the few actors who succeeded in making his mark in both Bollywood and Hollywood films. In the west, he's known for his roles in Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, and Jurassic World, while the Indian cinema celebrates him in numerous films including The Lunch Box, Piku, Haider and Hindi Medium.
Some of the condolence wishes from Bollywood's biggest stars:
The charisma you brought to everything you did was pure magic. Your talent forged the way for so many in so many avenues.. You inspired so many of us. #IrrfanKhan you will truly be missed. Condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/vjhd5aoFhc— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) 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
Nothing can be more heartbreaking and tragic than the news of passing away of a dear friend, one of the finest actors and a wonderful human being #IrrfanKhan. Saddest day!! May his soul rest in peace. #OmShanti ? pic.twitter.com/QSm05p7PfU— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) April 29, 2020
Rest in peace @irrfank you have no idea what your kindness meant to me at a time I was at my least confident . My condolences to your family and loved ones.— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) April 29, 2020
Thank you for those indelible movie memories....thank you for raising the bar as an artist ...thank you for enriching our Cinema....we will miss you terribly Irrfan but will always always be immensely grateful for your presence in our lives.....our cinema....we salute you?❤️?— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) 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
Deeply saddened to learn that #Irffan Khan passed away this morning. Gone too soon .. such a powerful actor and how valiantly he fought back the cancer. Its a big loss not only to his family but to the entire film industry. RIP— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) April 29, 2020
The actor is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons, Babil and Ayan. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Source: The Guardian & First Post
Photo Credit: The Week