Skip to comments.Irrfan Khan, Bollywood icon, dies at 53
Posted on 05/04/2020 10:19:54 AM PDT by Morgana
(CNN)Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, known internationally for his roles in "Life Of Pi" and "Slumdog Millionaire," died Wednesday, his representatives confirmed. He was 53.
"It's saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away," read a statement from Khan's PR agency, Hardly Anonymous Communications. "Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him." Khan, one of India's best-known and most beloved actors, revealed in March 2018 that he had been diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumor -- an abnormal growth that begin in the body's specialized neuroendocrine cells, according to the Mayo Clinic.
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I watch tons of Indian movies, Bollywood, Tamil, Southern, Northern. Irrfan Khan was a fantastic actor and worked hard to bring India into a more modern world. I will miss his movies a lot. He wasn’t a handsome actor, but his range of skill was amazing. RIP.
Never heard of him before last week, when I had a hard time figuring out his name for a crossword puzzle answer associated with Life of Pi, which I had also heard for the first time.
Sorry to hear it. Good actor.
I really enjoyed his work. Especially The Life of Pi. He died of a rare type of cancer. Too young.
Life Of Pi was fantastic film.
Also gone a friend of mine..
There, the brothers learn that kindness and compassion are the real spices of life, and from that point on, they begin to treat each other with more love and respect.
He was great in "The Life of Pi" too.
I've seen him in Salaam Bombay! and Slumdog Millionaire. He was a great actor.
All cancer sucks. I watched him in many movies, and he was wonderful. RIP
Only saw him in Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire, but his acting in both those movies was fantastic.
He was good.
Good actor. I hope he was able to give his final answer and was sure about it before he left us. RIP
Strangely, I knew him first as a neuroendocrine cancer patient and awareness ambassador, because I had neuroendocrine cancer last year. I had no idea he was such a big star in India and I don’t think I’d seen any movies he’d been in. Cancer sucks.
Loved the book - no have to see the film as I always enjoyed this gentlemans work.
Godspeed good sir.
Gone too soon.
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