Irrfan Khan, ‘Life Of Pi’ And ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Actor, Dead At 53

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Bollywood star turned Hollywood actor Irrfan Khan has died.

Khan was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital Wednesday with a colon infection, according to a report published by the New York Post. He was 53 years old at the time of his death.

“Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him,” a statement released regarding the actor’s death read.

Khan made his movie debut in “Salaam Bombay!” in 1988. He went on to grab a role in “Slumdog Millionaire.” The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards.

Other hit films he had roles in included “Jurassic World,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Life Of Pi.” (RELATED: ‘Star Wars’ Actor Andrew Jack Reportedly Died From Coronavirus Complications)

Khan was diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine cancer in 2018 and underwent treatment in the United Kingdom.

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan called Khan “an incredible talent,” “a gracious colleague” and a “prolific contributor to the World of Cinema.”

Khan is survived by his wife, television producer Sutapa Sikdar, and his two sons Babil and Ayan.