Slumdog Millionaire, Jurassic Park actor Irrfan Khan dies at 53

Slumdog Millionaire, Jurassic Park actor Irrfan Khan dies at 53

- Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan died on Wednesday after battling colon cancer since 2018

- The actor played huge roles in Hollywood movies such as Jurassic Park and also British movies

- Khan is survived by a wife and two sons, Babil and Ayan

Famous Bollywood actor, Irrfan Khan, who also played big roles in Hollywood has died at age 53 after battling colon cancer.

Khan passed away on Wednesday, April 29, in Mumbai where he was admitted at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital.

According to Indian Times, the actor had been battling cancer since 2018 and his spokesman had confirmed he was under doctors' observation.

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The spokesman had issued a statement days earlier urging fans to not panic and promising them that they will be kept up to date about the same.

It is reported that in 2018, Khan said the words "I trust I have surrendered," in a note while opening up about his battle with cancer.

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The actor's last movie is reported to have been Angrezi Medium, which was on screens days before the COVID-19 lockdown was announced in India. It also had to stop showing in theatres due to the ban on large gatherings.

Other great movies that Khan was globally known for were Inferno and Life of Pi. Khan was surrounded by his family and those that cared about him during his death and truly left behind a wonderful legacy, as reported by Indian Times.

He is survived by his wife Satupa and two sons, Babil and Ayan.

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In other news, earlier reported that Nollywood actor Gbenga Ajumoko died after battling illness for months.

The actor, who was from Ijebu, Ogun state, was said to have been hospitalised for over six months after he was diagnosed. He was being treated at a hospital in Sagamu, Remo in Ogun state.

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According to reports, Ajumoko was diagnosed with kidney failure and diabetes disease. It was also reported that the actor was earlier diagnosed with hypertension, which led to the failure of his kidneys.

The deceased actor had begged Nigerians and the government to come to his aide. At the time, the injections he had to take per day cost N20,000, and Ojo alleged that she contributed for him to be taken care of. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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