Bollywood’s lovely mom, Reema Lagoo (Salman Khan’s mother in ‘Maine Pyaari Kiya’, Shah Rukh Khan’s mother in ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ and Akshay Kumar’s mother in ‘Jai Kishan’), who also made her name through TV serials Tu Tu Main Main and Srimaan Srimati, breathed her last at 3.15 AM IST.
The 59-year-old complained of chest pain at midnight IST and was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital shortly after, where she was declared dead.
Confirming the same, her son-in-law Vinay Waikul quoted, “She was complaining of chest pain so we took her to hospital around 1 AM. She passed away due to a heart attack around 3.15 AM. She was perfectly fine and had no health issues. So it is really shocking for all of us that she is no more with us.”
The four-time Filmfare Award winner for best actress is survived by daughter Mrunmayee, who is also a theatre and film actor and theatre director.
Bollywood also mourned her sudden demise:
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. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences pic.twitter.com/GItoweLzsR
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 18, 2017
We said goodbye to one another over the phone with a promise to meet again. Sad that did not happen.I thought we had time. I was wrong!! https://t.co/thuKezy4n7
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) May 18, 2017
Grew up watching d warmth & love #ReemaLagoo ji brought out on screen. Saddened by her sudden demise.Heartfelt condolences to her family…
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) May 18, 2017
Saddened. RIP #ReemaLagoo. She radiated talent, beauty and such warmth. She will be missed. Condolences to her family.
— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) May 18, 2017
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of #ReemaLagoo. One of the sweetest persons I've known. 🕉Shanti🙏🏻
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) May 18, 2017
Such a pivotal part of the films I grew up to.. truly sad.. RIP #ReemaLagoo ji.
— Karan Tacker (@karantacker) May 18, 2017
R.I.P. You will be missed.