Bollywood actor Bob Christo, best known for his roles as a villain, died on Sunday evening.
The 72-year-old actor, of Australian origin, died of "rupture of left ventricle free valve", or cardiac rupture in simple terms, at Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, sources in the hospital told PTI.
Christo was admitted to the hospital yesterday after he complained of chest pain, and it turned out that he had a heart attack. The doctors performed angioplasty and sent procedure on him but his condition continued to be critical.
One of the arteries had 90 per cent block. Sources said the actor, known for his bald look, was working on his biography, which he was slating to be launched by actor Ajay Kumar sometime later this year.
He got his first break, as a villain, in a Hindi movie the Sanjay Khan-directed, Abdullah in 1980. Since then, he has appeared in over 200 movies, including Qurbani, Sarfarosh, Kismat, Gumrah, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Agneepath and Mr India , released in the
1980s and 90s.
He had made Bangalore his home for the past several years. Christo was said to be inactive from the Hindi movie industry in the last eight years.