Rishi Kapoor, one of India’s most loved film actors, has died. He was 67.
Kapoor was admitted to a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday. “He is suffering from cancer and he has some breathing problem, so he has been admitted to the hospital,” his brother Randhir told Indian media on Wednesday. Kapoor died on Thursday morning.
He was first diagnosed with cancer in 2018, and received treatment initially in the U.S., before returning to India late in 2019. He has been hospitalized in India several times since with a variety of complications.
Despite his health problems, Kapoor recently announced that he would co-star with Deepika Padukone in a remake of Hollywood hit “The Intern.” But his regular social media activity has gone quiet since the beginning of April.
As the son of Raj Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor was born into a film dynasty. He made his debut as a child star and took an adult lead role for the first time in 1973. For much of the following three decades he was cast as a romantic lead.
His most recent on screen appearance was in Bollywood comedy “102 Not Out,” opposite Amitabh Bachchan.
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