Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has died after a battle with cancer at the age of 53.
Irrfan Khan announced in 2018 that he had been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour.
Irrfan was admitted to the intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday. His manager issued a statement and said that Khan had been admitted to the ICU because of a colon infection. Later, the actor’s team confirmed that he had passed away.
His family confirmed his death by releasing a statement which starts with the actor’s own words: “I trust, I have surrendered.”
“These were the some of the many words that Irrfan Khan 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.”
“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’.” it added.
rrfan Khan’s sudden death has left the film fraternity and his fans shocked.