Bollywood star Irrfan Khan has tragically passed away at the age of 53.
He passed away on Wednesday (April 29) at a hospital in Mumbai, India after suffering from a colon infection this week. In 2018, he was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour.
His family released a statement to Deadline, saying, “’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.’”
You may recognize Irrfan from his work in films like Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, Jurassic World, The Lunchbox, and so many more. RIP.