Mumbai: Veteran actress Reema Lagoo, known for her performance in movies like "Hum Aapke Hain Koun" and "Kal Ho Na Ho", died due to a cardiac arrest in the wee hours of Thursday at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here.
She was 59. Lagoo was admitted to the hospital late Wednesday night after she complained of chest pain. She passed away due to a heart attack around 3.15 AM. ‘We will issue a health report later in the day, after consulting with her family’, said the hospital's Executive Director Ram Naraian.
‘She was perfectly fine and had no health issues...so it is really shocking for all us that she is no more with us’, said Lagoo’s son-in-law Vinay Waikul.
Lagoo appeared in Marathi and Hindi films, besides doing a number of TV shows. She has worked with the biggest stars of Bollywood, including Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar. Her popular television serials included ‘Tu Tu Main Main’ and ‘Shrimaan Shrimati’.
She is survived by daughter Mrunmayee, who is also a theatre and film actress and theatre director. Her acting career spanned over four decades and she was last seen in the television show "Naamkaran", aired on Star Plus.