The world got up Wednesday morning to the sad news about beloved Indian actor Irrfan Khan passing away at the age of just 53 years. And this is only April. What all we 2020 has to unleash?
The Bollywood star died of a medical complication caused by a colon infection, which stemmed up from a neuroendocrine tumor diagnosed in 2018. Khan was surrounded by his loved ones in his last moments. We have also seen him in Amazing Spider-Man and Jurassic World apart from brilliant Bollywood movies that he has done.
“‘I trust, I have surrendered,’ these were some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt note he wrote back in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer. And a man of few words, and the actor of silent expressions with his deep eyes and his memorable actions on the screen, read his publicist’s statement after the demise of Khan. “It is sad that we have to bring the news that he died. Irrfan was a strong soul who had fought to the end and always inspired everyone who came to him. After having been struck by the news of rare cancer like lightning in 2018, he took life as it came, and he fought the many battles that came with it.
He left a legacy of his own indeed. We all hope and pray that he is at peace.
With the news of Khan’s demise, fans from all around the world, as well as other stars and filmmakers in Hollywood, came up on Twitter to mourn the loss of the beloved figure.
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
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 29, 2020
Irrfan Khan was a wonderful presence. Left us far too young and will be missed. pic.twitter.com/VMC12hRfbq
— Will Mavity (@mavericksmovies) April 29, 2020
Woke up to the sad news that Irrfan Khan has died at 53. One of those absolutely reliable character actors and not-often-enough leads ("The Lunchbox") who made a movie better just by showing up. An arthouse star in India, a sure bet in H'wood films. RIP to a class act. pic.twitter.com/g80at3GBGCAdvertisement
— Ty Burr (@tyburr) April 29, 2020
Tell people how much you value them. Tell them about the light inside of them. A testimonial is better than an obituary. I only wish Irrfan Khan today saw how deeply he was loved.
— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) April 29, 2020
Each Irrfan Khan performance was music — full of soul, heart, wit and his own singular rhythm. And he was the loveliest man. Such an awful loss. https://t.co/FFHR4KtJKu
— Cameron Bailey (@cameron_tiff) April 29, 2020