Saba Qamar, Sonam Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Ava DuVernay are among those paying tribute.
Saba Qamar, Sonam Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Ava DuVernay are among those paying tribute.

Bollywood legend Irrfan Khan's demise has left the world stunned.

The actor not only had an outstanding career in Bollywood but also made his way to Hollywood, leading to international acclaim for his charm and acting skills, which were a class apart.

He had been admitted to the intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital last night with a colon infection and on Wednesday morning a statement was released confirming his death.

In just minutes after the news of his passing circulated, people from all over the world took to Twitter to share condolences, what the star meant to them and look back on memories they will cherish forever:

His passing away has left a huge gap in the industry, said Amitabh Bachchan

Karan Johar recalled how Khan simply raised the bar

His Hindi Medium co-star Saba Qamar penned a heartfelt note for him

Imran Abbas and Shaan Shahid sent their love from across the border

As did Sajal Aly and Zara Noor Abbas

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Mahira Khan paid homage to the cinematic treat that is Maqbool

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Adnan Siddiqui looked back on the time the two worked together on A Mighty Heart

His work truly was transcendent

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SRK and Khan were close

Akshay Kumar is praying for the family

Sonam Kapoor and Varun Dhawan remembered his kindness

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He was an inspiration to many, shared Priyanka Chopra

Even the rising stars are shattered, having looked up to the icon for so many years

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Hollywood folks expressed their grief

Friends of Khan are heartbroken

Really does feel personal

Paresh Rawal said it best: there will never be another like him.

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