Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67 in Mumbai with wife Neetu Kapoor by his side on Thursday. The news was broke by megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Twitter. He wrote, “Rishi Kapoor… gone… passed away. I am destroyed !”
T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 30, 2020
I am destroyed !
Rishi Kapoor’s brother Randhir had informed the media that his younger sibling had been facing breathing difficulties, which is why he sought medical treatment. Rishi’s wife Neetu Kapoor was by his side when he was taken to the hospital
Kapoor, who had battled cancer, died a day after acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan also passed away following health complications.
Actors from the film fraternity came out to give their condolences, with Akshay Kumar tweeting: “It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare. Just heard the devastating news of Rishi Kapoor ji passing away. He was a legend and a great co-star and good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
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
Rishi Ji is survived by his wife Neetu, along with actor Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahani.
This news comes in a day after ‘Hindi Medium’ actor Irrfan Khan’s death.