Rishi Kapoor, aged 67, has passed away. The news of his sad demise has been confirmed by veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan. On Wednesday, the actor was admitted to the Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai over health concerns. The report of the same was confirmed by his brother Randhir Kapoor. He had stated, “He (Rishi) is in the hospital. He is suffering from cancer and he has some breathing problem, so he has been admitted to the hospital. He is stable now,” reports PTI. Rishi Kapoor Admitted to Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai Over Health Concerns; Brother Randhir Confirms It’s Not an Emergency.
Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter and confirmed the news of Rishi Kapoor’s demise. He tweeted, “T 3517 - He's GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !” This tweet was later deleted by Big B, however, the family confirmed the demise of Rishiji with an official statment. This is indeed coming as a shock to the industry members and all fans.
Amitabh Bachchan's Tweet
Statement From Family
Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last.
He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him.
He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears.
In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force.
He would not have it any other way.
Rishi Kapoor had earlier gone to the New York City for treatment in 2018, after being diagnosed with cancer. Post the successful treatment, Rishi Kapoor had returned back to India. Rishi Kapoor breathed his last on April 30, 2020. The news of his demise is another big shock to the entire film industry. May his soul rest in peace.
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