There have been a series of tragic losses in Bollywood in the last few months and another veteran today has passed away. An actress who is best remembered for playing iconic mother roles in Maine Pyar Kiya, Kal Ho Na Ho. She is none other than – Reema Lagoo.
Actress Reema Lagoo died of a cardiac arrest in Mumbai a little after 3 am at the age of 59. She had been taken to the Kokilaben Hospital. Reema Lagoo’s son said,
“She was complaining of chest pain so we took her to hospital around 1 am. She passed away due to a heart attack around 3.15 am. She was perfectly fine and had no health issues…so it is really shocking for all us that she is no more with us.”
Many well-known celebrities expressed their grief over Twitter…
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
Reema Lagoo was a versatile actor who left a big impact in the film & TV world. Her demise is saddening. My deepest condolences: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 18, 2017
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
RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences pic.twitter.com/GItoweLzsR
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 18, 2017
Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more.
Always kind, funny and loving.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) May 18, 2017
Shocked & saddened. Reema Lagoo ji will be missed. She will always be remembered for her iconic roles in cinema & on stage. RIP
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 18, 2017
This is truly sad news…she was warm, gracious and an exceptional actor…I had the privilege of directing her….#RIPReemaLagoo
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) May 18, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 18, 2017
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) 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
Reema lagoo an endearing n positive persona . A friend n a colleague since theatre days . RIP .
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) May 18, 2017
Am shocked to hear about Reemaji RIP #ReemaLagoo
One of warmest,nicest people on and off screen. This is very shocking & sad
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) May 18, 2017
Some actors even paid their tribute by visiting over her place to express their condolences…
— TOI Entertainment (@TOIEntertain) May 18, 2017
Reema Lagoo is a veteran actress in the Hindi as well as the Marathi cinema, having acted alongside top league actors like Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar. Reema Lagoo is survived by her daughter Mrunmayee, also an actress.