‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Star Irrfan Khan Passes Away at 53

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Irrfan Khan, one of India’s top actors, died at 53 from colon cancer at a Mumbai hospital.

The news was confirmed to Deadline by his representatives.

What was originally diagnosed as a neuroendocrine tumor in 2018, Khan was admitted to the hospital for a colon infection.

According to Aljazeera, his family released a statement to the public describing his final hours as “surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about.”

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The veteran actor had an encompassing 30-year career in numerous highly successful films in India, and Oscar-winning films in the U.S. and international scene, as well as accruing accolades such as the National Film Award, and many Filmfare Awards.

In India, some of his most notable films include, “The Lunchbox,” “Paan Singh Tomar,” “Haider,” “Gunday” and “Hindi Medium.”

In the international and U.S. sector, he starred in award-winning films such “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Inferno,” “Jurassic World,” “The Warrior,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The Darjeeling Limited” and “Life of Pi.”

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Khan’s last known film was “Angrezi Medium,” a Bollywood comedy released on March 13.

News of his passing is trending on Twitter with celebrities and fellow actors saddened by the news and mourning India’s loss.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences:

Nimrat Kaur who alongside Khan in “The Lunchbox” in 2013 wrote:

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Fans flooded his Twitter page to comment on his latest post from April 12, promoting “Angrezi Medium.”

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