Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo today (18th May 2017) passed away in the early hours following cardiac arrest. She was 59.
Lagoo was admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital last night when she complained of chest pain. She died at 3:15 a.m. (IST) from cardiac arrest. She was described as being “perfectly fine and had no health issues” at the time of her death.
The actress was born on June 21 in 1958 and appeared in Marathi, Hindi films and television shows, serving the industry for nearly four decades. She was best known for portraying roles of mother in several Bollywood movies.
Reema Lagoo is survived by daughter Mrunmayee, who is also a theatre and film actor and theatre director.
After making her debut in films in 1979 with the Marathi film Sinhasan, Reema Lagoo went on to play supporting roles, mostly that of a mother of the lead character.
The actor was famous for playing moms in both movies and television. Her most popular movies were Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Maine Pyar Kiya and Kal Ho Naa Ho. She also made a name for herself in TV shows like Tu Tu Main Main and Shrimaan Shrimati. She was last seen in Naamkaran.
Over the course of her career, she played the mother’s role opposite some of the biggest stars in the industry like Salman Khan (Maine Pyar Kiya), Akshay Kumar (Jai Kishan), Sridevi (Gumrah), Madhuri Dixit (Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!) and Shah Rukh Khan (Kal Ho Naa Ho).
She is a winner of four Filmfare Awards for best supporting actress.
Her death is a huge loss to the industry. She will be immortal always through her acting. May her soul rest in peace.