Veteran Bollywood Actor Rishi Kapoor Dies at 67

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor died on Thursday, after being admitted to a hospital in Mumbai the previous night. He was 67.

The news was confirmed by close family friend and veteran star Amitabh Bachchan, who took to social media to share his grief.

“He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !,” he tweeted.

Rishi Kapoor’s brother Randhir Kapoor had informed the media that his younger sibling had been facing breathing difficulties, which is why he sought medical treatment. Rishi’s wife Neetu Kapoor was by his side when he was taken to hospital

Kapoor, who had battled cancer, died a day after acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan also passed away following health complications.

Actors from the film fraternity came out to convey their condolences, with Akshay Kumar tweeting: “It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare. Just heard the devastating news of Rishi Kapoor ji passing away. He was a legend and a great co-star and good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

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Rishi is survived by his wife Neetu, along with son and actor Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahani.

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