Bollywood star Irrfan Khan passed away in Mumbai, according to the Hindustan Times. The actor struggled with a colon infection in the intensive care unit.
The acting team officially confirmed this news with a statement:
“I think, I gave myself up,” were some of the many words Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt note he wrote in 2018, about his fight against cancer.
And a man of few words and an actor with silent expressions with his deep eyes and his memorable actions on screen. It is sad that on this day we must report his death. ”
“Irrfan was a strong soul, a man who fought to the end and always inspired everyone by his side. After lightning in 2018, when he learned of rare cancer, he soon killed himself and fought many of the battles that accompanied it.
Surrounded by his love, his family, which mattered most to him, went to the heavenly abode, leaving a true legacy. We all pray and hope he is at peace. And to resonate and separate himself from his words, he said: “As if he had tasted life for the first time, its magic side.”
In March 2018, Khan announced that he was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer.
After intensive treatment in London, he returned to India to shoot the Angrezi Medium. The film was shown in theaters just a day before theaters closed across India due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The actor has achieved significant success in both Bollywood and Hollywood. Some of his famous movies include Lunchbox, Hindi Medium, Pico, Blackmail, Hyder. He was recognized in the West for hits like “Slumdog Millionaire”, “Life of Pi”, “The Amazing Spider-Man”, “Inferno”.
One of his Warrior films, directed by British director Asif Kapadia, received the Bafta Award for Best British Film.
Actors and friends mourn the loss of Khan on Twitter”:
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
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
My dear friend Irfaan. You fought and fought and fought. I will always be proud of you.. we shall meet again.. condolences to Sutapa and Babil.. you too fought, Sutapa you gave everything possible in this fight. Peace and Om shanti. Irfaan Khan salute.
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) April 29, 2020