He was rushed to a Mumbai hospital for treatment on Tuesday after suffering a kidney infection and was placed in intensive care.
Irrfan had been battling the tumour since 2018 but sadly died on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and sons Babil and Ayan Khan.
According to NDTV, the actor spent his final hours ‘surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about.’
The full statement reads: “‘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.”
It went on: “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.'”
The Indian-born star will be best known to British audiences for his work on a number of Hollywood flicks, including Life of Pi, Jurassic World, and Slumdog Millionaire.
Our thoughts are with his family at this tragic time.
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