Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has breathed his last.
The 67-year-old actor fought a two-year-long battle with cancer and passed away in Mumbai; Rishi’s brother, Randhir Kapoor confirmed the development. His family later released a statement, sharing he kept his doctors and nurses at the hospital entertained till his last:
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 30, 2020
This is the second death to shake the Indian cinema industry this week. Only yesterday actor Irrfan Khan succumbed to a colon infection.
Here’s what Kapoor’s peers had to say about him:
It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare…just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, it’s heartbreaking. He was a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers with his family 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 30, 2020
Absolutely heartbroken. This is an irreparable loss. To the film industry. To the audiences. And to all who were blessed enough to know him personally. Love you Rishi uncle. #RIP
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) April 30, 2020
I'm at an absolute & total loss for words.Holding this phone in disbelief. Yesterday Irrfan and now …. Gutted , sad , heartbroken .I truly believed you'll come out of this .You will be missed , Sir . RIP . Om Shanti.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 30, 2020