Cinema

Veteran Actress Reema Lagoo Passes Away at 59

Reema Lagoo in a still from <em>Kuch Kuch Hota Hai</em>.

Reema Lagoo in a still from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

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 in Mumbai. She was 59.

Lagoo was admitted to the hospital late Wednesday night after she complained of chest pain, the hospital’s executive director Ram Naraian told PTI.

“We will issue a health report later in the day, after consulting with her family,” he said.

Lagoo’s son-in-law Vinay Waikul told PTI, “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.”

Lagoo appeared in Marathi and Hindi films, besides doing a number of TV shows.

She is survived by daughter Mrunmayee, who is also a theatre and film actress and theatre director

Lagoo has worked in hit films like Maine Pyar Kiya, Saajan, Vaastav, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Hum Saath Saath Hain among others, while her popular television serials included Tu Tu Main Main and Shrimaan Shrimati.

Her acting career spanned over four decades and she was last seen in the television show Naamkaran, aired on Star Plus.