Well-known fashion designer and Padma Shri awardee Wendell Rodricks died on February 12 following a prolonged illness. He died at 17.45 hrs. Family sources said that the funeral is scheduled for February 13. Besides being an A-list designer, Rodricks was also an activist for various social causes, the environment, and gay rights. In 2014, Government of India's fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, was conferred upon him. (Image: Instagram)
The world bid adieu to a legend as Hollywood’s Kirk Douglas breathed his last at the age of 103 on February 05, 2020. One of the greatest actors of classic Hollywood cinema, Douglas was one of the last stars of the film industry's Golden Age. (Image: AFP)
Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant was one of five people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas of southern California. ”It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas," the City of Calabasas confirmed on its official Twitter account, the Xinhua news agency reported. The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10 a.m. Nobody on the ground was hurt, the city tweeted. Five people were confirmed deceased, no survivors in Calabasas helicopter crash, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tweeted. (Image: Reuters)
Sejal Sharma, who acted in TV show Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her Mira Road residence on January 24, 2020. Sharma was a known face in the advertising world before moving on to TV. She worked with a number of Bollywood actors for her TV commercials. Originally from Udaipur in Rajasthan, Sharma moved to Mumbai in 2017. She also acted in a web show titled Azad Parinde, a report says. This is second such death of a TV actor in recent times. In December, another actor Kushal Punjabi had committed suicide. (Image: Instagram)
Actor Kushal Punjabi, who has appeared in several films and television shows, committed suicide by hanging himself from a fan with a nylon rope on Thursday (December 26) night. The incident happened at 11.10 pm at his residence at Bandra West. An ADR has been registered and further investigation is underway. A suicide note written in English has been found by the police. The suicide note states that no one is responsible for his death. He has also mentioned about the distribution of his property among his family in the suicide note. (Image: Instagram)
Celebrity chef and model Jagee John was found dead in the kitchen of her house at Kuravankonam in Kerala on December 23, police said. Jagee is known for her famous culinary show ‘Jagee's Cookbook’. She was 48. (Image: Instagram)
Veteran actor Shreeram Lagoo, who worked on stage, Bollywood and Marathi films, passed away at a private hospital here late on Tuesday (December 17) following age-related health issues, family sources said. He was 92 and breathed his last at the Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital. The film industry and political circles condoled the demise of Lagoo, including actor Ashok Saraf and state Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant. (Image: Twitter)
Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao died while shooting a television show in China on November 27, 2019. He was 35. Gao collapsed while he was filming for a competitive sports reality show, Chase Me, on Zhejiang Television. A statement from the network said Gao had collapsed while running during filming, and that the hospital confirmed it was a sudden cardiac arrest. (Image: AP)
Kollywood actor Bala Singh has passed away. He was 67. Singh was admitted at Vijaya Hospital in Chennai for food poison and was undergoing treatment there. He died on November 27 at 01:00 AM. His body will be kept for homage in Virgambakkam till evening and then will be taken to his hometown Nagarkoil for the last rites.
K-pop star Goo Hara, a former member of South Korean girl group 'Kara', was found dead at her home in Seoul on November 24. South Korean police say an acquaintance found the 28-year-old dead at her home in southern Seoul and reported it to authorities. (Image: Instagram)
Veteran actress and Shabana Azmi's mother Shaukat Kaifi passed away on Friday (November 22) evening due to prolonged illness. She was 93 years old. Shaukat's son-in-law and famous lyricist Javed Akhtar informed about his death. Akhtar told, "She was 93 years old and was going through many health-related problems. She was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and also kept in ICU for a few days." (Image: Twitter)
Geeta Mali, a playback singer who had sung for some Marathi films died in an accident on Mumbai-Agra highway in Thane district on November 14, 2019, police said. She was heading for Nashik, her hometown, after returning from the United States when the car in which she and her husband Vijay were travelling rammed into a container parked alongside the road. Both Geeta and Vijay were injured seriously and taken to Shahpur Rural Hospital, but Geeta died during treatment, police said. Geeta had sung songs for a few Marathi films and also cut her own music albums. (Image: Instagram)
South Korean pop star and actress Sulli was found dead at her home in Seoul on October 14, 2019. A report by Yonhap news agency said the 25-year-old was found after her manager went to her home in Seongnam because she didn't answer phone calls for hours. The report cited police as saying there were no signs of foul play.
Sulli's legal name is Choi Jin-Ri. She began her singing career in 2009 as a member of the girl band "f(x)" and also acted in numerous television dramas and movies. (Image: AP)
Kadri Gopalnath, noted Indian saxophone player, has passed away aged 69. Gopalnath was ailing for some time and finally breathed his last at a private hospital in Mangalore early on Friday, October 11, 2019.
Gopalnath, whose name is synonymous with saxophone in India, is a Padmashree awardee and is survived by his wife and two sons.
Veteran Hindi and Marathi film-theatre actor Viju Khote passed away due to multiple organ failure on September 29, 2019. He was 77. The actor, most famous for playing the dacoit Kalia in "Sholay" and Robert in "Andaz Apna Apna", died at his residence. "He passed away today at 6.55 am peacefully in his sleep at the residence. He has been unwell since quite some time. He had multiple organ failure," actor Bhavana Balsavar, his niece, told PTI. "He did not wish to die in the hospital so we had brought him home a few days ago. It is a great loss for all of us," she said. (Image: AFP)
Popular Telugu actor Venu Madhav, 39, breathed his last on Wednesday (September 25) at a private hospital in Secunderabad, Hyderabad. He has been suffering from kidney-related ailments for a while now. Telugu film PRO Vamsi Kaka took to Twitter to share news of Venu’s demise. (Image: Twitter)
In a huge loss to the Mollywood, veteran Malayalam actor Sathar passed away on September 17, morning at a hospital in Aluva, Kochi, Kerala.
The 67-year-old actor was unwell and undergoing treatment for the liver-related disease. Sathar was active in the 1970s and 80s and has acted in about 144 films in the span, essaying the characters of both a hero and a villain in these films. Not just an actor, Sathar also tried his hands at production. He stayed a part of the film industry for more than 45 years. (Image: Instagram)
Vidya Sinha, who acted in films like Pati, Patni Aur Woh, Rajnigandha, Chhoti Si Baat among others, passed away on August 15, 2019. She was 71. Earlier in the week, Vidya was put on ventilator support in the hospital in Mumbai. She was diagnosed with lung disorder a while ago and her condition had become worse since three months. The disorder had originated a few years ago and Vidya was brought in while she was in a serious condition.
Child artist Shivlekh Singh (14), who had acted in many Hindi TV serials, was killed and his parents and another person were injured after their car collided with a truck on the outskirts of Raipur. (Image: Instagram)
The accident took place around 3 pm in Dharsiwa area, Raipur Superintendent of Police Arif Sheikh told PTI. While Shivlekh died on the spot, his mother Lekhna and father Shivendra Singh and another person identified as Naveen Singh were injured, he said. Shivlekh, a native of Janjgir-Champa district in Chhattisgarh, had acted in several TV serials including "Sankatmochan Hanuman" and "Sasural Simar Ka", Sharma said. He had also appeared in TV reality shows. (Image: Instagram)
Veteran Bengali actor Swarup Dutta, who is known for his powerful acting, has passed away. He breathed his last today (July 17) morning at 06:10 AM. Swarup was admitted to a private hospital with head injuries after he fell in his bathroom recently. (Image: Facebook)
Veteran Telugu actor-filmmaker G. Vijaya Nirmala died on Thursday (June 27), her son Naresh has confirmed. She was 75. Naresh, who is also a popular Telugu actor, took to Twitter to announce the death of his mother.
Noted actor, filmmaker and playwright Girish Karnad passed away on June 10, 2019. He was 81. Karnad succumbed to a prolonged illness at his residence in Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru, staff from the Cubbon Park Police station, under whose jurisdiction the legendary writer lived, confirmed the sad demise to News18. (Image: PTI)
Veeru Devgan, one of the most celebrated actions and stunts directors in Bollywood, has passed away in Mumbai. He choreographed action scenes in more than 80 films. The father of Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn, Veeru also directed a film with Ajay in the lead, Hindustan Ki Kasam. His other son Anil Devgan is a director. (Image: Yogen Shah)
One of the most prominent faces of Tamil cinema, director J Mahendran breathed his last at his residence in Chennai on April 2, 2019. He was 79. He was hospitalised after a brief illness. His son and filmmaker John Mahendran shared the news on Twitter. He wrote, “Director Mahendran passed away this morning.”
Veteran Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar passed away after a battle with cancer on Feb 4, 2019. He was 70. The actor, who was suffering from cancer for more than one and a half years, breathed his last at a hospital in Mumbai on World Cancer Day.
Veteran actor-writer Kader Khan died due to prolonged illness at the age of 81 on December 31, his son Sarfaraz confirmed. Khan was admitted to a hospital in Canada and his son confirmed that his last rites will be conducted in the country.
Legendary playback Mohammed Aziz died in Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital on November 27, 2018. He was 64. Aziz was a prominent name in the Hindi, Bengali and Oria film industries. Born in Ashoknagar of West Bengal, Aziz started his playback singing career with Bengali film Jyoti. (Image: Special Arrangement)
Former minister and Kannada actor Ambareesh passed away in a Bengaluru hospital on November 24. He died of cardiac arrest. (Image: Special Arrangement)
Indian Hockey player Sandeep Michael passed away at a Bengaluru hospital on November 23 after a brief illness. He was 33. He had a brain infection and was on ventilator since November 18. (Image: Reuters)
Popular ad filmmaker and theatre personality, Alyque Padamsee, died in Mumbai on November 17, 2018.
Lintas, the ad agency he founded, was a pioneer in the field and set the template for future Indian advertisers. He was also known for his theatre productions such as 'Evita', 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'Tuglaq'. (Image: Special Arrangement)
Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died on November 12, 2018. He was 95.
Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee's daughter, J.C. Lee. (Image: AP)
Nitin Bali, one of the most successful exponents of the remix era in Bollywood, has died in a road accident. He was popular during the ‘90s and many of his songs like Nele Neele Amber Pe and Na Jaane Kahan Kho Gaya were chartbusters. He was 47 and married to TV actor Roma Bali. (Image Courtesy: Twitter)
Popular Kerala musician and violinist Balabhaskar passed away on October 2, a week after being seriously injured in a car crash that claimed the life of his two-year-old daughter. The family met with an accident while returning after temple worship at Thrissur. Bala Bhaskar had suffered multiple injuries and had undergone surgery. He suffered a massive cardiac arrest around 1 am and passed away, the hospital sources said. (Image: Balabhaskar/Twitter)
Raj Kapoor’s wife Krishna Raj Kapoor passed away on Oct 1, 2018. She was 87. Krishna Raj, who tied the knot with Raj Kapoor in May 1946, is survived by her children, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Ritu Nanda and Reema Kapoor. She passed away due to cardiac arrest. (Image: Yogen Shah)
Veteran Kerala actor, Captain Raju, died on Monday (Sept. 17) at his residence in Kerala, said family sources. He was 68.
While travelling from here to the US in June to attend his son's marriage, the actor suffered a stroke and was shifted to a hospital in Muscat. After a week's treatment in Muscat, he was airlifted back to Kochi on July 2. (Image: Special Arrangement)
TDP founder NTR's son and actor-politician Nandamuri Harikrishna died in a road accident in Telangana's Nalgonda district early on August 29, doctors said. He was 61. Harikrishna, a former Rajya Sabha member and a former Andhra Pradesh minister, sustained critical head injuries when the car in which he was travelling along with two others overturned near Anneparthi.
Harikrishna, son of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao, was on his way to Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh to attend a marriage. (Image: Instagram)
Marathi actor Vijay Chawan, who is known for his comic roles in Marathi films and theatre, passed away on Friday (August 24) morning. He was fighting lung disease and was undertaking treatment at Fortis Hospital in Mulund, Mumbai. (Image: Special Arrangement)
Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, who worked extensively in films and television shows, including the ongoing "Nimki Mukhiya", died on Tuesday, said a source from the hospital where she was admitted for over a week. Rita was at the Sujay Hospital in Vile Parle. She was fighting a weak kidney and was on dialysis. "She died at around 1.30 a.m. and her family members took her body from the hospital at around 4 a.m.," the source told IANS. (Image: Special Arrangement)
TV actor Kavi Kumar Azad, who portrayed the role of Dr Hansraj Haathi in 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma', passed away on Monday (July 09) afternoon after he slipped into a coma yesterday, reports claimed.
We are very sad to inform about the loss of our senior actor Kavi Kumar Azaad. He was playing the character of Dr Hathi in TMKOC. We lost him to a massive cardiac arrest today morning.
"He was an amazing actor and a very positive person. He truly Loved the show and always came for the shoot even if he was not feeling well. He called today morning that he is not well and will not be able to come for the shoot. And later we got the news that he passed away. We are all too numb to say anything," said TMKOC producer Asit Kumarr Modi. (Image: Special Arrangement)