Veteran Bollywood and television actress Reema Lagoo passed away in the wee hours of Thursday, May 18. She was 59 years old.
As per reports, Reema suffered cardiac arrest and breathed her last at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.
During her acting career spanning several decades, Reema worked with several Bollywood stars, including Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. She is best known as the on-screen mother of lead actors in several blockbuster films, including Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Vaastav and Maine Pyar Kiya.
She was also popular in the television industry and was a part of hits shows like Tu Tu Main Main, Shriman Shrimati and Marathi serial Tuza Maza Jamena. Reema was last seen in Mahesh Bhatt's ongoing serial Naamkaran.
As soon as the news spread, several Bollywood celebrities took to their Twitter handles to pay their condolences to the departed soul.
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
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
So terribly sad 2hear #ReemaLagoo is no more.worked with her in so many songs n she was just the most loving soul..condolences 2 her family— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) 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
This is truly sad news...she was warm, gracious and an exceptional actor...I had the privilege of directing her....#RIPReemaLagoo— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) May 18, 2017
Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more.
Always kind, funny and loving.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) May 18, 2017
RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences pic.twitter.com/GItoweLzsR
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 18, 2017
Reema lagoo an endearing n positive persona . A friend n a colleague since theatre days . RIP .— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) May 18, 2017
So sad to hear of the passing of Reema Lagoo ji. She was Most graceful and kind. Rest in Peace.— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) May 18, 2017
Shocked & saddened. Reema Lagoo ji will be missed. She will always be remembered for her iconic roles in cinema & on stage. RIP— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 18, 2017