Irrfan Khan, the Versatile actor from India who worked in both bollywood and Hollywood, has died. He was aged 53.
Irrfan died on Wednesday in Mumbai after being admitted to the hospital for a colon infection earlier this week. Khan was diagnosed with a high-grade neuroendocrine cancer in March 2018 and spent time in London being treated for the rare form of cancer before returning to work last year.
Following the death of Life of Pi Actor Irrfan Khan, The World Cinema on Wednesday paid tribute to the star whose career spanned everything from art house cinema to mainstream Bollywood and Hollywood.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan tweeted, "My friend…inspiration & the greatest actor of our times. Allah bless your soul Irrfan bhai…will miss you as much as cherish the fact that you were part of our lives."
My friend...inspiration & the greatest actor of our times. Allah bless your soul Irrfan bhai...will miss you as much as cherish the fact that you were part of our lives.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 29, 2020
“पैमाना कहे है कोई, मैखाना कहे है दुनिया तेरी आँखों को भी, क्या क्या ना कहे है” Love u pic.twitter.com/yOVoCete4A
Colin Trevorrow, who directed the Jurassic World movie, in a tweet called him "a thoughtful man who found beauty in the world around him."
Deeply sad to have lost #IrrfanKhan. A thoughtful man who found beauty in the world around him, even in pain. In our last correspondence, he asked me to remember “the wonderful aspects of our existence” in the darkest of days. Here he is, laughing. pic.twitter.com/8eAsSOO9Ie— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 29, 2020
The loss of Irrfan Khan - at such a young age - is devastating. He was my favorite actor. I can’t think of someone who gave such layered and thoughtful performances but was also a movie star; you couldn’t take your eyes off of him onscreen. Love and peace to his family. pic.twitter.com/OjwhNgXgJu— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) April 29, 2020
Irrfan’s art and humanity will be badly missed. Never seen someone use the beats of silence so beautifully to convey so much about who we are. Sending love to Sutapa and the family. pic.twitter.com/L3NN1wuz6H— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) April 29, 2020
The charisma you brought to everything you did was pure magic. Your talent forged the way for so many in so many avenues.. You inspired so many of us. #IrrfanKhan you will truly be missed. Condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/vjhd5aoFhc— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 29, 2020
Rest in peace one of the greatest actors of our time, Irrfan Khan. I never met him but he was an inspiration and a hero to me and millions of others. His work was consistently transcendent, he was a guiding light for so many of us. pic.twitter.com/BwobeLvNLn— Riz Ahmed (@rizwanahmed) April 29, 2020
A mainstay of Bollywood cinema and incredible talent in films like “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Life of Pi” and “The Namesake,” Irrfan Khan left his imprint on global cinema. An inspiration to millions, he will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/o21DMMC2o5— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 29, 2020
Never knew that his death would make me so very Sad. Felt like a punch in my heart. We only met a few times. It was his portrayals of roles which gave me a window to his Vulnerability and Beauty that he possessed. Deep Empathy he evoked in me. Please rest well Irrfan. Deep Love.— Adil hussain (@_AdilHussain) April 29, 2020
Nothing can be more heartbreaking and tragic than the news of passing away of a dear friend, one of the finest actors and a wonderful human being #IrrfanKhan. Saddest day!! May his soul rest in peace. #OmShanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/QSm05p7PfU— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) April 29, 2020
T 3516 - .. just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a most disturbing and sad news .. 🙏— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 29, 2020
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 🙏
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