Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo, who is famous for playing the role of a “loving mother”, has sadly passed away from a heart attack at the age of 59.
It is reported that Reema was complaining of chest pains and was taken to hospital at around 1 am. She then passed away due to a heart attack at around 3.15 am. In a statement her son-in-law said, “She was perfectly fine and had no health issues…so it is really shocking for all us that she is no more with us.”
The actress started her career in the late 1970s and starred in dozens of hit Bollywood films such as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho, Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hain Koun, as well as appearing in several TV soaps and plays.
Throughout her career Reema had acted alongside Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar to name but a few.
After the news surfaced of the actress’ passing, both fans of the actress and co-stars were quick to take to social media to pay tribute to her career.
RIP #ReemaLagoo such a loss to art and cinema. You are and will always be our favourite screen mom. My condolences to the family. 🙏🏼
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 18, 2017
Saddened to hear about the demise of #ReemaLagoo, had the opportunity to work with her…a fine actress and person.Prayers to the family 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 18, 2017
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) May 18, 2017
RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences pic.twitter.com/GItoweLzsR
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 18, 2017
T 2428 – Just heard the shocking and unbelievable news about Reema Lagoo's passing .. such a fine talent and gone so young ! Very SAD !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 18, 2017
Sanjay Dutt, who played Reema’s son in the film Vaastav described the actress’ death as “Deeply Saddening”. He went on to say, “I have lost a mother again today. We worked together in several movies and every time that I worked with her I learnt something new. Her demise has left a void which is difficult to fill. One of the best talents that we had. I truly wish that her soul rests in peace. My prayers and condolences are with the family.”
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