Veteran Actress Reema Lagoo, one of the favorite person to play a role of a Mother in Bollywood, passed away today on May 18th at the age of 59, due to cardiac arrest. She was known for playing mother's role to big stars like Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.
The actress had been admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai at midnight. She had a complained of chest pain. Lagoo’s son-in-law Vinay Waikul said,
“She was complaining of chest pain so we took her to hospital around 1 AM. She passed away due to a heart attack around 3.15 AM. She was perfectly fine and had no health issues…so it is really shocking for all of us that she is no more with us.”
— ANI (@ANI) May 18, 2017
Reema Lagoo did many unforgettable roles in Bollywood. At the age of 30, when many actors hesitate to play roles of Father or Mother; she took a challenge to portray the role of a Mother. Some highlights of her outstanding roles.
1. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
2. Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989)
3. Saajan (1991)
4. Hum Aapke Hain Koun ..! (1994)
5. Dilwale (1994)
6. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
7. Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999)
8. Vaastav (1999)
9. Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain (2000)
10. Kal Ho Na Ho (2003)
Her TV appearance in Serials like Tu Tu Main Main, Shriman Shrimati and Naamkaran were most popular in Indian Television.
Entire India is sad to her demise. Here are some of the twitter reactions of twitteratis.
Reema Lagoo was a versatile actor who left a big impact in the film & TV world. Her demise is saddening. My deepest condolences: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 18, 2017
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
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. RIP #ReemaLagoo. She radiated talent, beauty and such warmth. She will be missed. Condolences to her family.
— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) May 18, 2017
Shocked & saddened. Reema Lagoo ji will be missed. She will always be remembered for her iconic roles in cinema & on stage. RIP
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 18, 2017
Shocked and saddened to learn of #ReemaLagoo ji's demise… A wonderful person… You will be missed, Reema ji… RIP.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 18, 2017
So terribly sad 2hear #ReemaLagoo is no more.worked with her in so many songs n she was just the most loving soul..condolences 2 her family
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) May 18, 2017
We said goodbye to one another after making a promise to meet soon. That never happened . We think we have time.We don't!!Goodbye Reemaji.
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) 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
Reema lagoo an endearing n positive persona . A friend n a colleague since theatre days . RIP .
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) May 18, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 18, 2017
— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) May 18, 2017
Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more.
Always kind, funny and loving.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) May 18, 2017
Within a month this is a second big loss to Bollywood after Vinod Khanna passed on 27th April 2017. Our condolence is with the family of Reema Lagoo. May her soul rest in peace.