UPDATE: Irrfan Khan passed away on Wednesday, April 29, in Mumbai. Irrfan's family has issued an official statement on his death: "I trust, I have surrendered"; These were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heart felt note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer. And a man of few words and an actor of silent expressions with his deep eyes and his memorable actions on screen. It's saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away. Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him. After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of a rare cancer, he took life soon after as it came and he fought the many battles that came with it. Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heaven abode, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own. We all pray and hope that he is at peace. And to resonate and part with his words he had said, "As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it".
Earlier report based on PR statement:
On Tuesday, it was reported that Irrfan Khan has been admitted to Kokilaben Ambani hospital in Mumbai, after a sudden deterioration in his health. While the news left fans in shock, there were a few rumours doing the rounds on the internet that the actor is on a ventilator, fighting for his life.
It turns out these rumours were false. Irrfan's spokesperson issued a statement slamming reports suggesting that the actor's health condition is quite serious.
'Irrfan Khan Is Still Fighting The Battle'
The statement read, "It's really disappointing to know that there are extreme assumptions being made about Irrfan's health. While we are truly appreciative that people are concerned, it's disheartening to see some sources spread extreme rumours and creating panic. Irrfan is a strong person and is still fighting the battle. We really request you to not fall for rumours and not partake in these conversations which are fictional. We have always actively clarified and shared updates on his health and we will continue doing so."
Irrfan Has Been Hospitalized For Colon Infection
Earlier, Irrfan's team confirmed that the Angrezi Medium star was admitted in the ICU for a colon infection. They issued an official statement which read, "Yes it is true that Irrfan khan is admitted to ICU at Kokilaben in Mumbai because of a colon infection. We would keep everyone updated. He is under doctor's observation. His strength and courage have helped him battle and fight so far and we are sure with his tremendous willpower and prayers of all his well wishers, he will recover soon."
Irrfan Khan's Battle With Cancer
Irrfan was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour two years ago, and since then, he has been receiving medical treatment for the same. Speaking about work, the actor was last seen in Homi Adajania's Angrezi Medium.
Irrfan Khan's Personal Loss
Recently, the actor lost his mother, Saeeda Begum. However, the actor could not physically attend his mother's last rites in Jaipur, because of the nationwide lockdown. Reportedly, he paid his last respect through video conferencing.