An actor who has played mother to many of the most popular Bollywood stars of today in some of the most successful films in the past three decades, Reema Lagoo, died of cardiac arrest in Mumbai in the early hours of May 18, 2017. Aged 59, Lagoo was free of any health issues and was leading a perfectly normal life which makes it difficult for her family and fans to accept that she is no more. She was, in fact, shooting for the hit TV show Naamkaran when she complained of chest pain. She was immediately taken to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital around 1 am. She passed away due to a heart attack at 3 am.
Lagoo was a seasoned actor from Marathi stage who has given some very memorable performances in several high profile Bollywood films like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Vastav, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho and many more. She is also known for her iconic roles in the 90s’ TV shows Tu Tu Main Main and Shriman Shrimati.
He unexpected demise has not only shocked her fans but also the Hindi film industry, many of whom took to Twitter to express themselves.
T 2428 – Just heard the shocking and unbelievable news about Reema Lagoo’s passing .. such a fine talent and gone so young ! Very SAD !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) 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
Reema lagoo an endearing n positive persona . A friend n a colleague since theatre days . RIP .
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) 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
Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more.
Always kind, funny and loving.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) May 18, 2017
RIP #ReemaLagoo such a loss to art and cinema. You are and will always be our favourite screen mom. My condolences to the family. 🙏🏼
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 18, 2017
This is truly sad news…she was warm, gracious and an exceptional actor…I had the privilege of directing her….#RIPReemaLagoo
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) May 18, 2017
May your soul rest in peace Reema ji 🙏🏽 Prayers & strength for your family #ReemaLagoo
— Johny Lever (@iamjohnylever) 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 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
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) May 18, 2017