After suffering from cardiac arrest, veteran actress Reema Lagoo passed away early morning on Thursday. She was just 59-years-old. On Wednesday night, the actress complained of chest pain and was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Andheri, Mumbai where she breathed her last.
The actress began her career in Hindi and Marathi movies in the late 1970s and early 80s. She was well-known for the roles playing the on-screen mother to protagonists in hit films like ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’. Reema also had wonderful work on television in popular shows like ‘Tu Tu Main Main’ and ‘Shriman Shrimati’.
When contacted, Lagoo’s son-in-law Vinay Waikul, he confirmed the news to Times of India and said, “She was absolutely fine but around 1 am she complained to us of chest pain so we took her to the hospital. However, around 3:15 am she passed away due to a cardiac arrest.”
The actress was married to Marathi actor Vivek Lagoo and the couple had a daughter Mrunmayee Lagoo. However, the couple later parted their ways.
Many Bollywood celebrities mourned about her departure on the Social networking sites.
May your soul rest in peace Reema ji 🙏🏽 Prayers & strength for your family #ReemaLagoo
— Johny Lever (@iamjohnylever) May 18, 2017
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
— Dharma Productions (@DharmaMovies) May 18, 2017
Shocked and saddened to learn of #ReemaLagoo ji's demise… A wonderful person… You will be missed, Reema ji… RIP.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) 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
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
Extremely sad and shocked to hear about Reema Lagoo Ji ! RIP🙏🏻
— Govinda (@govindaahuja21) May 18, 2017