After Bollywood’s one of the most sought after actor Irrfan Khan passed away on Wednesday, condolences poured in from all over the world to remember the legendary artist. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences too took to Twitter to express grief over Khan’s untimely death.
“A mainstay of Bollywood cinema and incredible talent in films like ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ ‘Life of Pi’ and ‘The Namesake,’ Irrfan Khan left his imprint on global cinema,” tweeted the Academy.
“An inspiration to millions, he will be greatly missed,” it added.
A mainstay of Bollywood cinema and incredible talent in films like “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Life of Pi” and “The Namesake,” Irrfan Khan left his imprint on global cinema. An inspiration to millions, he will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/o21DMMC2o5
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 29, 2020
The Academy hailed the late actor as an ‘incredible talent’
Suffering from a rare kind of cancer since 2018, Irrfan passed away in Mumbai at 53 years of age. Fans globally mourned the death of the critically acclaimed actor.
Hollywood is mourning iconic actor Irrfan Khan, who forayed into English-language cinema will brilliance as well:
Deeply sad to have lost #IrrfanKhan. A thoughtful man who found beauty in the world around him, even in pain. In our last correspondence, he asked me to remember “the wonderful aspects of our existence” in the darkest of days. Here he is, laughing. pic.twitter.com/8eAsSOO9Ie
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 29, 2020
Rest in peace one of the greatest actors of our time, Irrfan Khan. I never met him but he was an inspiration and a hero to me and millions of others. His work was consistently transcendent, he was a guiding light for so many of us. pic.twitter.com/BwobeLvNLn
— Riz Ahmed (@rizwanahmed) April 29, 2020
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 29, 2020
R.I.P. Irrfan Khan (1967-2020)
🎥: LIFE OF PI (Ang Lee, 2012) pic.twitter.com/2U4PphsTzb
— Film at Lincoln Center (@FilmLinc) April 29, 2020
— asifkapadia (@asifkapadia) April 29, 2020
— Peter Ramsey (@pramsey342) April 29, 2020