She died of a heart attack in Mumbai.

Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passes away at 59YouTube screenshot
news Death Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:38

Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passed away in Mumbai following a cardiac arrest early on Thursday morning, a family source told IANS.

The 59-year-old Marathi TV and stage actress breathed her last at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital where she was rushed shortly after midnight.

The actor was famous for playing the 'mother' in both movies and television. Popular as one of Bollywood’s favourite new-age moms, Lagoo, The Quint recalls, rose to fame after playing the role of Salman Khan’s mother in Sooraj Barjatya’s blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya (1989).

She also played Juhi Chawla’s mother in Aamir Khan’s debut hit Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988).

The actress has been a part of several Bollywood hits such as Aashiqui, Saajan, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kal Ho Na Ho.

Besides films, Reema was also popular for starring in TV shows such as Tu Tu Main Main, Shrimaan Shrimati and other Marathi serials. 

She is a winner of four Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress.

Incidentally, Environment minister Anil Dave also passed away on the same day. 

Condolences poured in from celebrities and fans alike on Twitter.  

(With IANS inputs)

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