Reema Lagoo, who has essayed the role of a mother in many Bollywood films, passed away at the age of 59. Her family members confirmed that the veteran actor suffered a heart attack on the morning of May 18, following which she passed away at 3:15 am. She was at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. Not just friends and colleagues from the industry, but fans too of the versatile actor expressed their condolences on the social media from across countries.
Here is how people on Twitter are expressing their grief over her death.
— Asmita Theatre Group (@AsmitaTheatre) May 18, 2017
— Geetha Mahadevan (@geethamahadeva1) May 18, 2017
Reema Lagoo ji was an extremely competent actress and most certainly 58 is too young an age to leave the world.May she rest in peace! pic.twitter.com/cDI7Mvx0YD
— Arun Singh Munna?? (@ArunSinghMunna) May 18, 2017
@ANI_news RIP Reemaji, entire Marathi Film, Drama and Bollywood Industry will miss you. No one able to find the replacement or feel this void.
— Tushar Bhagat (@iregister) May 18, 2017
@ANI_news Oh dear. RIP cutest mom on screen.
— Siddharth Sen (@in_sen_sid) May 18, 2017
— Payal Mehta (@payalmehta100) May 18, 2017
— Nayan Karekar (@nayan2627) May 18, 2017
Other than the condolences pouring in from fans, Rishi Kapoor, Boman Irani, Nimrat Kaur are some of the actors who have expressed their sorrow on Twitter. “RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences,” wrote Kapoor. “Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more. Always kind, funny and loving. Saddened. RIP #ReemaLagoo,” tweeted Irani. Kaur called her one of the most charming and kind faces on screen.
Maine Pyar Kiya, Vaastav, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Saajan, Hum Aapke Hai Koun, Hum Saath Saath Hain are some of the movies in which Lagoo proved her mettle as a powerhouse of talent and became a household name as she portrayed the kind, affectionate mother flawlessly. She also actively worked in the Marathi film industry during her career. She was born as Gurinder Bhadbhade to theatre actress Mandakini Bhadbhade and began her acting stint from her student days in Pune.