In a shocking turn of events, Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has passed away at the age of 54. The actor was admitted at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital as a result of a colon infection. The actor in 2018 had announced that he’d been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour. Irrfan’s team had shared the tragic news with a press release which read: “‘I trust, I have surrendered,’ these were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heart felt 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. 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 a rare cancer, he took life soon after as it came and he fought the many battles that came with it. 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’.”
His dearest friend and director Shoojit Sircar broke the news on Twitter. “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,” he tweeted.
Irrfan Khan has been one of the finest actors this country has seen and he has truly been a representation of this country in Hollywood. This is an unbearable loss.
Deepest condolences to his wonderful family!