Anglo-American star Irrfan Khan dead at age 53!

Anglo-American star Irrfan Khan dead at age 53!
  • The star of Hollywood and Bollywood, Irrfan Khan died at the age of 53.
  • He was a cancer survivor and had many Anglo-American successes to his credit.

Irrfan Khan and his sad death

The star who was a hit in both Hollywood as well as Bollywood, Irrfan Khan breathed his last in Mumbai. He was just 53 years old. He was an incredible and versatile actor.

Irrfan Khan was a cancer survivor. On Tuesday 28 April 2020 he developed a colon infection. The doctors at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai admitted him. On Wednesday 29 April 2020 morning came the news of his death.

Irrfan (Source: TOI)

The statement released read:

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.”

He is survived by his wife Sutapa Silver and two sons, Ayan and Babil.

Tributes pour in for Irrfan

Irrfan was popular and a favorite with his audience as well as his colleagues. He had worked with some of the big names in the entertainment industry of both Bollywood and the USA.

The greatest icon of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan said:

“Irrfan’s, death has left a great vacuum. An incredible talent, a gracious colleague, a prolific contributor to the world of cinema … left us too soon,”

Hollywood and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra tweeted:

“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. Irrfan Khan you will truly be missed. Condolences to the family.”

Natalie Portman and Irrfan (Source:Instagram)

The great Congressman of India,  Rahul Gandhi stated:

“I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Irrfan Khan. A versatile & talented actor, he was a popular Indian brand ambassador on the global film & tv stage. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends & fans at this time of grief.”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said:

“Shocked to hear of the demise of Irrfan Khan, one of the most exceptional actors of our time. May his work always be remembered and his soul rest in peace.”

Angelina Jolie told BBC :

He stood out for his generosity as an artist, which made it a pleasure to work in any scene with him.”

“I remember the intensity of his commitment, and equally his smile. I send my condolences and my sympathy to his family, his friends, and all admirers of his work, in India and around the world.”

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Irrfan and his brain tumor and career

In March 2018, Irrfan informed his fans that he had a neuroendocrine tumor. He underwent extensive treatment abroad for it.

Thereafter, he recovered enough to shoot for the film Angrezi Medium. This happens to be his last film. Earlier, he was part of hit films such as Haider, Piku, and Hindi Medium.

In 2013, he told The Guardian:

“I always object to the word Bollywood. I don’t think it’s fair to have that name. Because that industry has its own technique, its own way of making films that has nothing to do with aping Hollywood. It originates in Parsi theatre.”

He is famous for his role as the police inspector in Slumdog Millionaire and also for his roles in Jurassic World and Life of Pi.

Irrfan and wife (Source: Instagram)

Irrfan was born in 1966 in Jaipur and his father was a tire seller. He went to drama school and had to struggle a lot before making it big in the industry.

Source: The Guardian

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