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WWE wrestler-turned-Hollywood star John Cena has paid a tribute to late Bollywood actor Rishi
Kapoor on social media. Cena's tribute was a photograph of a smiling Rishi Kapoor without penning any caption for it.

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor breathed his last on Thursday morning after a long battle with cancer.

"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," confirmed his family in a statement.

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Rishi Kapoor cremated at Chandanwadi Crematorium, Mumbai in the presence of his family members and close friends.

His wife Neetu Kapoor was by his side when he breathed his last in the morning.

Rishi Kapoor is survived by wife, actress Neetu Kapoor, daughter Riddhima and son Ranbir Kapoor.

Riddhima lives in Delhi and had to secure a special pass from the police to travel to Mumbai. With all forms of public transport such as trains and flights suspended, she will travel on road by car over 1400 kilometres from Delhi to Mumbai.