Veteran Actress Reema Lagoo passes away on Thursday morning following a cardiac arrest that cut short the life of the 59-year-old.
She breathed her last at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH), where she was rushed shortly after midnight on Thursday.
Reema was famous for her portrayal of a middle-aged woman – both on television and in feature films.
She played important roles in blockbusters like ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’, ‘Aashiqui’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ and several others. She was also seen in other hugely popular films like ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’, ‘Saajan’, ‘Rangeela’ and ‘Kya Kehna’.
Her most sensitive performance and arguably her best too was in Mahesh Manjrekar’s ‘Vaastav’ – where she played the role of Sanjay Dutt’s mother.
On television, she excelled in shows like ‘Khandaan’, ‘Shrimaan Shrimati’, ‘Do Aur Do Paanch’. One of her more popular roles was in ‘Tu Tu, Main Main’ where she played the ‘saas’ (mother-in-law). She was also shooting for the on-going serial ‘Naamkaran’.
Some tweets from celebrities:
Akshay Kumar: Saddened to hear about the demise of #ReemaLagoo, had the opportunity to work with her…a fine actress and person.Prayers to the family 🙏🏻
Anushka Sharma: Grew up watching d warmth & love #ReemaLagoo ji brought out on screen. Saddened by her sudden demise.Heartfelt condolences to her family…
Arjun Kapoor: #ReemaLagoo ji, you will be hugely missed! Strength and courage to your family and friends. RIP
Madhur Bhandarkar: “Sad to hear about Reema Lagoo. Remember working with her as an associate director in ‘Rangeela’. A talented actress and a warm person. RIP.”
Boman Irani: “Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more. Always kind, funny and loving. Saddened. RIP”
Ashoke Pandit: “It’s shocking to know about the sad demise of Reema Lagooji. Industry has lost a wonderful human being and a great actress. RIP.”
Kunal Kohli: “I am shocked to hear about Reemaji. RIP Reema Lagoo. One of warmest, nicest people on and off screen. This is very shocking and sad.”
Shriya Pilgaonkar: “Reema Maushi passed away early this morning. A big loss. A personal loss. Known her since I was a child . RIP…Reema Lagoo. Miss you.”