Reema Lagoo’s sad demise has shocked the whole film industry. She passed away due to cardiac arrest at the age of 59.
We caught up with a few of the celebrities who have worked with the veteran actress in many of the films. Mahesh Bhatt, who worked with her in TV show Naamkarann, told us, “The sudden death of a dear friend hurls one into deep silence. She was a great actor and a greater human being.”
Whereas Mohnish Behl, who played her son in Hum Saath Saath Hai and son-in-law in Hum Aapke Hai Koun…! said, “It’s the level of comfort that one experience with her, with an actor who is few years senior to you. We worked together in lot of films and there was this comfort level. You could always sit down with her, approach her, chitchat, be casual and have a light hearted conversation. She was a very welcoming and warm human being. In fact I have a small house in Versova where i used to stay if i had late night shifts and Reema Ji used to stay in opposite and we used to talk from the windows. She was a wonderful wonderful woman. It is a terrible loss.”
This is truly sad!
Reema ji is remembered for her roles namely in Tu Tu Main Main, Shrimaan Shrimati, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Rangeela, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Vaastav: The Reality, Yes Boss, Hum Saath Saath Hai, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon and others.
The actress was admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai shortly after midnight. She had complained of chest pain.
The hospital’s executive director Ram Naraian told a leading agency, “We will issue a health report later in the day, after consulting with her family.”
Lagoo’s son-in-law Vinay Waikul said, “She was complaining of chest pain so we took her to the 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.”