Rishi Kapoor

Legendary Veteran Actor Rishi Kapoor passed away at 67 due to Cancer

2 years ago

The 67-year-old actor Rishi Kapoor took his last breath today at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. The actor was admitted to the hospital early in the morning. In 2018, Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer for the first time, following which the actor was in New York for nearly a year to undergo treatment. He returned to India in September 2019 after recovering. 

His family member shared a statement

Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45 am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last. He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food, and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him.

He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears. In this hour of personal loss, we also recognize the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force. He would not have it any other way.

Amitabh Bacchan tweeted “He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !”

The actor was last seen in Emraan Hashmi’s The Body and had recently announced his next project, a remake of Hollywood film The Intern.

Seema Jain

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