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Bollywood and Hollywood stars mourn the demise of Irrfan Khan

Apart from the entire Indian film fraternity, several notable actors from Hollywood also paid their tributes to Irrfan Khan.

Written by Sampada Sharma , Mimansa Shekhar , Antara Chakraborthy | New Delhi | Updated: May 1, 2020 8:51:35 am
irrfan khan dead Irrfan Khan passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan passed away on Wednesday in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

The actor’s spokesperson said in a statement, “‘I trust I have surrendered’ – These were 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.’”

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Irrfan was admitted to the hospital’s ICU on April 28 following a colon infection. He breathed his last on April 29.

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The actor was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer in 2018 and had been travelling to London for his treatment.

His last Hindi film was Angrezi Medium, which released on March 13 this year. But due to ill health, Irrfan did not promote the film.

Irrfan is survived by wife Sutapa Sikdar and his two children, Babil and Ayan.

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Celebrities mourn the demise of Irrfan Khan

16:41 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Kiku Sharda: It was an honour meeting him, knowing him, working with him
16:12 (IST)30 Apr 2020
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Rest in greatness and peace, my forever Maqbool 🤍

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15:38 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Rakul Preet on Irrfan Khan

The actor tweeted, “So sad that we have lost an actor par excellence and beyond that a lovely person @irrfank .you will always remain in our hearts sir. Strength to the family. RIP.”

15:09 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Neetu Chandra: My memories with Irrfan are only that of laughter and smiles
14:24 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Shruti Haasan: Thankyou for your artistry, magic and light
14:01 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Hansika Motwani: An incredible Artist with an iconic Legacy of work
13:28 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Mahesh Babu: A brilliant actor gone too soon
13:07 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Sriya Saran expresses shock on news of Irrfan Khan's demise
12:50 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Director Asif Kapadia on Irrfan Khan
12:29 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Nivin Pauly:Absolutely shocked and sad to hear about the demise of Irrfan Khan
12:08 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Raveena Tandon on Irrfan Khan
11:48 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Suits star Gabriel Macht mourns the death of Irrfan Khan

Gabriel Macht, the actor who is well-known for playing the lead role in the legal drama Suits, took to Twitter to pay his respects to Irrfan Khan. 

11:19 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Lilly Singh: You were and will continue to be magic and an inspiration to myself
10:58 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Lucifer actor Lesley-Ann Brandt pays her condolences

Actress Lesley-Ann Brandt, who is known for starring in dramas like Lucifer, took to Twitter to pay her condolences. “#IrrfanKhan such a beautiful artist. His eyes, I always got lost in them. On screen they told so many stories. Rest In Peace. Pensive face,” the post read. 

10:39 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Hina Khan shares a post on Instagram to honour Irrfan Khan
10:19 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Nimrat Kaur: Here’s to a lifetime of your quiet radiance, laughter and stories
09:59 (IST)30 Apr 2020
PC Sreeram: We have lost one India’s finest actor

“#ripirfankhan We have lost one India’s finest actor .The films in which   he portrayed  his character will always be remember.may his soul rest in peace,” tweeted cinematographer and director PC Sreeram.

09:29 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Rasika Dugal: Thank you for sharing your magic with me Irrfan

Rasika Dugal posted on Twitter, "Thank you for sharing your magic with me Irrfan. You allowed me to walk with you into one of the many worlds you so beautifully & seemingly effortlessly, created.Mesmerized, I have never been able to walk away. I  always hoped that we would work again... create again....and I would finally find the words to express what I felt about that time. In another universe... ..soon #RIPirrfankhan.”

09:23 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Fahadh Faasil on Irrfan Khan

Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil shared a long statement about the “actor who changed his life”. 

Shoojit Sircar, Sonam Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu and many other celebrities offered their condolences on social media.

Irrfan is survived by wife Sutapa Sikdar and his two children, Babil and Ayan.