Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has breathed his last.
The 67-year-old actor fought a two-year-long battle with cancer and passed away in Mumbai; Rishi's brother, Randhir Kapoor confirmed the development. His family later released a statement, sharing he kept his doctors and nurses at the hospital entertained till his last:
This is the second death to shake the Indian cinema industry this week. Only yesterday actor Irrfan Khan succumbed to a colon infection.
Here's what Kapoor's peers had to say about him:
People are in shock
"It's like we're in the midst of a nightmare"
Karisma Kapoor is devastated
His frequent co-star Hema Malini offers condolences to the family
Sonam Kapoor wish she could've said bye properly
Rishi Ji just said pack up
The Chopra sisters are grieving
Shahid Kapoor got it right when he said you'll always be in our hearts
He was so outspoken, yet so warm, wrote Madhuri Dixit
Shilpa Shetty is gutted from waking up to this news
And the fraternity can't even comfort each other properly
A tragic, tragic day for cinema. We wish our condolences to the family, friends and fans.