The untimely demise of the talented actor Irrfan Khan has left everyone in shock. His death feels personal to everyone as he has connected with every person by playing variety of roles. Irrfan was rushed to hospital last week in Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai, where he breathed his last today morning.
Back in 2018, the actor himself revealed that he’s been diagnosed with rare cancer. However, the actor never spoke about his health publicly, but many news organizations claimed that the actor was diagnosed with brain cancer, but it was not true. Along with B-Town stars, TV industry shared their heartfelt condolences.
Shocked to hear the demise of Irrfan Khan.. that’s a tragic loss to the ‘Artistic World’! How unpredictable is life!
Rest In Peace!!
— Sidharth Shukla (@sidharth_shukla) April 29, 2020
— Rithvik Dhanjani (@rithvik_RD) April 29, 2020
It was an honour meeting him,knowing him, working with him, being around him and seeing how he does what he does so effortlessly. I wish I could have more of him, we could have more of him. Will miss #IrrfanKhan sir , the man, the talent, the LEGEND. RIP pic.twitter.com/WulBXon43d
— kiku sharda (@kikusharda) April 29, 2020
Gone too soon ☹️ I can’t believe that we lost #IrrfanKhan Bollywood lost a gem !One of the finest actors,it was my dream to once meet you n once in life share screen with you !You taught all the actors how to get into the skin of the character! R.I.P sir u will always b missed pic.twitter.com/8Afv1EVoFo
— Akanksha Puri (@akanksha800) April 29, 2020
— Surbhi Chandna (@SurbhiChandna) April 29, 2020
A salute to your talent. A salute to your fight. You will continue to live in your work. #IrrfanKhan
— Rajeev Khandelwal (@RK1610IsMe) April 29, 2020
Can’t believe that you are no more with us! We have lost our brightest star. #IrrfanKhan you have made sure that you won’t be forgotten…ever!#RIP
May your family have strength. https://t.co/xHVc2yl1WJ
— Divyanka T Dahiya (@Divyanka_T) April 29, 2020
This is just Heartbreaking ,an actor who I have always admired for his craft is no longer amongst us, never had an opportunity to meet him but his work just resonated so much love.
He’s really left a vaccum , and will always be missed . ! #IrrfanKhan
— Karan Tacker (@karantacker) April 29, 2020
Rest in Peace #IrrfanKhan .
— Karan V Grover (@karanvgrover22) April 29, 2020
In an official statement released by family, they stated, “’I trust, I have surrendered’; These were some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt 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 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 heavenly 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’”.
Not just Bollywood, Irrfan was also part of several Television shows such as, Shrikant, Bharat Ek Khoj, Kahkashan, Chandragupta also hosted shows like Kyaa Kahein and Mano ya Na Mano and Don. Irrfan Khan was last seen in Angrezi Medium alongside Radhika Madan, which is currently airing on Disney Plus Hotstar.