Veteran Actor Rishi Kapoor has passed away in Mumbai. The 67-year-old actor was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday night. Wife Neetu Kapoor was by his side.
An official statement from Rishi Kapoor's family was released. It read, "Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am 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."
Amitabh Bachchan condoled the death of his co-star of many films in a tweet on Thursday morning. Akshay Kumar also tweeted calling it a "heartbreaking" news. Superstar Rajinikanth said, "Heartbroken ... Rest In Peace ... my dearest friend (sic)."
Many other celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Aamir Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Anushka Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham, Kriti Sanon, Farhan Akhtar, Ajay Devgn, Shahid Kapoor poured in their condolences upon learning about Rishi's demise.
We have lost one of the greats today. An amazing actor, a wonderful human being, and 100% a child of Cinema.
Thank you for all the joy you brought to our lives.
Thank you for being the actor and human being that you were.
You will be badly missed Rishiji.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) April 30, 2020
T 3517 - He's GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed ! — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 30, 2020
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
Heartbroken ... Rest In Peace ... my dearest friend #RishiKapoor — Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) April 30, 2020
Unbelievable that such a warm human being-Rishi Kapoor is no more!Recall all my movies with him Ek Chadar Maili si, Naseeb etc &under my direction,Tell me oh Khuda. Such a lively interaction with him always!My heart goes out to dear Neetu, Ranbir & all his family. God be with thm — Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) April 30, 2020
My heart is so heavy. This is the end of an era. #Rishisir your candid heart and immeasurable talent will never be encountered again. Such a privilege to have known you even a little bit. My condolences to Neetu maam, Ridhima, Ranbir and the rest of the family. Rest in peace Sir. pic.twitter.com/TR6GVSN4m7 — PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) 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
Just can’t believe this. Woke up to the shocking news of #RishiKapoor Ji passing away. Condolences to the Kapoor family. We will miss you Rishi Ji. — Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) April 30, 2020
You will always be in our hearts sir. Your charm your warmth and your unforgettable performances will give light to us all in the darkest moments. Deepest condolences to Neetuji , Ranbir and the entire family. pic.twitter.com/QsLYZ9ee0B
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) April 30, 2020
Rest In Peace Sir ... #RishiKapoor pic.twitter.com/S4RmJzg3gn — John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) April 30, 2020
The world is truly depleted with #RishiKapoor ji gone. Deepest condolences to Ranbir and Neetuji, and the whole Kapoor family.@chintskap Sir's 2nd innings was definitive of a new wave in Indian cinema. To lose both @irrfank & him in 2 days feels like a hard kick in the chest. — VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) April 30, 2020
It's shocking to hear about the sudden demise of #RishiKapoor ji. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. 🙏🏻 May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/pAfOGhdzm0 — Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 30, 2020
Dear Universe, Please find a way to get us out of this adversity.A beautiful, encouraging soul, phenomenal actor is gone. You will be fondly remembered #RishiKapoor Sir 🙏🏽 — Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (@Ashwinyiyer) April 30, 2020
#RishiKapoor So many memories on set. Off set. Meeting in your outhouse. “8pm sharp” your booming voice instructing me to be there. The world will never be the same without you. Tears aren’t stopping. Love you always. — kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) April 30, 2020
One blow after another. Rishi ji’s passing away is nothing short of a stab to my heart. We associated in Raju Chacha (2000) and stayed in touch through...until now. Condolences to Neetuji, Ranbir, Riddhima & Dabbooji 🙏
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) April 30, 2020
This is devastating! Had literally grown up in front of him, like part of my family! Words can’t express my feelings right now, imagine what millions of his fans must be going through! A truely gifted natural genius! RIP chintu uncle...you will be missed!
— Tusshar (@TusshKapoor) April 30, 2020
I hate this year !! Feel so gutted ... RIP #RishiKapoor sir. — Amit Sadh (@TheAmitSadh) April 30, 2020
Shocking. What a terrible time for our bollywood family. Cannot believe we just lost another one of our best. Chintu uncle u were irreplaceable & legendary, we will always miss u. My heartfelt condolences to Neetu Aunty, Ranbir, Riddhima & family. Om Shanti. RIP Chintu Uncle🙏 pic.twitter.com/v587iCGlVJ — Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) 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
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 30, 2020
Heartbroken. Man whose films I grew up with, whose songs performed with flamboyance n flourish, I sang thru college n regale my audience with even now in shows, has gone. Heart is heavy Feels empty Grief consumes. A personal loss RIP Rishiji. Wish u strength Ranbir. #RishiKapoor — Mohit Chauhan (@_MohitChauhan) April 30, 2020
Like the end of an era. The end of romance .. the end of our youth #Chintu will miss you dearly ..
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) April 30, 2020
Before we could get over one loss, waking up to another legend gone is so heartbreaking 💔! #RIPRishiKapoorJi Prayers and condolences to the family! 🙏🏻 Such terrible time we are living in.. — Kriti Sanon (@kritisanon) April 30, 2020
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. Post return to India, Kapoor's health has frequently been in focus.
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