Bollywood legend Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday at a hospital in Mumbai. Rishi was diagnosed with a cancer in 2018 and succumbed to the illness. His family said in a statement that Rishi always remained positive and never let the ailment get the better of him.
Bollywood legend Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday after a two-year battle with cancer. He died at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai on Thursday the 30th of April.
According to his family, the actor who was 67, ‘remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest’ during his two-year battle with cancer. The statement added that ‘he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears’.
Below is the full statement:
“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.
He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him.
He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears.
In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force.
He would not have it any other way.”
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