Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away early this morning at 67 after battling with cancer for two years. The actor fought a long two-year battle with leukemia and recently returned to his homeland after a undergoing treatment in the US. Rishi Kapoor entertained us over the years with his stellar performances and the actor will be deeply missed. As Bollywood lost a gem today, Rishi Kapoor’s family released an official statement as the actor passed away peacefully. The statement mentioned how Rishi Kapoor kept the doctors entertained till his last.
The official statement titled ‘A message from Rishi Kapoor’s family’ reads, “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 fought a valiant battle against cancer and returned to India with wife Neetu Kapoor recently. While the actor underwent treatment in New York, many Bollywood celebrities often paid visits to the actor checking up on his health.
May his soul rest in peace. Also Read: Rishi Kapoor Passes Away After Putting Up A Brave Fight Against Cancer; Amitabh Bachchan Shares The Heartbreaking News
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