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.
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.
T 3516 – .. just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a most disturbing and sad news .. ????
An incredible talent .. a gracious colleague .. a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema .. left us too soon .. creating a huge vacuum ..
Prayers and duas ????
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 29, 2020
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.