Actress Reema Lagoo, who appeared in several high profile Bollywood films died of cardiac arrest here on Thursday. She was 59. She breathed her last in Mumbai a little after 3 am. She was rushed to the Kokilaben Hospital but died during treatment. Her last rites will be held later today.
She was perfectly fine and had no health issues
Reema Lagoo's son-in-law told "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 us that she is no more with us." Hospital authorities said they will issue a statement later after consulting Ms Lagoo's family. She is survived by her daughter Mrunmayee, also an actress. Actor Rishi Kapoor, politician Vasundhara Raje and filmmaker Kunal Kohli have condoled her death.
Ms Lagoo won four Filmfare awards for Best Supporting Actress
Reema Lagoo, a veteran of the Marathi stage appeared in several high profile Bollywood films, working with top stars like Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. Reema Lagoo's best-known roles were as mother to the stars - she played Salman's mother in Maine Pyar Kiya, Saajan and Hum Saath Saath Hain, Akshay's mother in Jai Kishen, Kajol's in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Shah Rukh Khan's in Kal Ho Na Ho, and Madhuri Dixit's in Hum Aapke Hain Koun. She played Sanjay Dutt's mother in Vaastav, in which her character kills her gangster son. Ms Lagoo won four Filmfare awards for Best Supporting Actress.