RIP Reema Lagoo: Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar lead industry reactions on Twitter
Reema Lagoo, veteran TV and film actor known for playing mothers to some of the industry’s biggest stars, died of a cardiac arrest on Thursday. Several industry figures paid tribute on Twitter. Here are some reactions.Updated: May 18, 2017 12:11 IST
Veteran film and TV actor Reema Lagoo has died of a cardiac arrest, ANI has confirmed.
IANS, quoting a family source, reports that the actor died early Thursday. She was 59.
The actor had been admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai shortly after midnight. She had complained of chest pain.
“We will issue a health report later in the day, after consulting with her family,” the hospital’s executive director Ram Naraian told PTI.
Also speaking to PTI, Lagoo’s son-in-law Vinay Waikul 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 of us that she is no more with us.”
The industry has reacted to her passing on social media. Here are some tweets:
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
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
Grew up watching d warmth & love #ReemaLagoo ji brought out on screen. Saddened by her sudden demise.Heartfelt condolences to her family...— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) 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
RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences pic.twitter.com/GItoweLzsR— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 18, 2017
Reema Maushi passed away early this morning . A big loss . A personal loss. Known her since I was a child . RIP SaasuMaa #ReemaLagoo miss u— Shriya Pilgaonkar (@ShriyaP) May 18, 2017
Rip reemaji 🙏🏼 #ReemaLagoo 🙏🏼— Ragini Khanna (@iraginikhanna) May 18, 2017
I wish we wrote better roles for actresses. #ReemaLagoo's immense talent was traded in for stereotypical mother roles, from the age of 30!— Apurva Asrani (@Apurvasrani) 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
Nobody can match the zeal and enthusiasm u had ma'am. U will be missed RIP #Reemalagoo— zain imam (@zainimam01) May 18, 2017
Was indeed a pleasure wrking with u in naamkaran
So terribly sad 2hear #ReemaLagoo is no more.worked with her in so many songs n she was just the most loving soul..condolences 2 her family— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) May 18, 2017
She was the quintessential mother..really shocking and sad.R.I.P #ReemaLagoo 🙏🏻😞thoughts and prayers go out to the family 🙏🏻— Pooja Hegde (@hegdepooja) May 18, 2017
The demise of #ReemaLagoo ,veteran Marathi actress is a big loss to the film fraternity.— Poonam Mahajan (@poonam_mahajan) May 18, 2017
Terrible news .. losing a whole generation of talent ..Such tremendous loss of a beautiful person and great performer #RIPReemaLagoo ji 🙏🏼🙏🏼— Chitrangda Singh (@IChitrangda) May 18, 2017
The lady with epic comic timing... you've left behind a void. #RIPReemaLagoo— Allari Naresh (@allarinaresh) May 18, 2017
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).
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First Published: May 18, 2017 10:05 IST