Indian actor Irrfan Khan has passed away at the age of 53 after fighting a complication that arose from a colon infection.
Khan is most well-known internationally for his roles in Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Life of Pi (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), and Jurassic World (2015). He was also a prominent actor in Bollywood.
His spokesperson said the late actor discovered he had been afflicted with a “rare cancer” in 2018 — neuroendocrine tumour — which he had been fighting since:
“After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of a rare cancer, he took life soon after as it came and he fought the many battles that came with it. Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heaven abode, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own. We all pray and hope that he is at peace. And to resonate and part with his words he had said, ‘As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it’.”
According to Hindustan Times, the late actor’s spokesperson said: “It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away.”
“Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him.”
May your soul rest in peace, Irrfan Khan!