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Actress Reema Lagoo, 59, dies of cardiac arrest

Last updated on: May 18, 2017 09:47 IST

Reema Lagoo

Veteran actress Reema Lagoo, known for her performance in movies like Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Kal Ho Na Ho, died of 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 on 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 said, "She complained of chest pain so we took her to the hospital around 1 am. She passed away 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."

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

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

Lagoo has worked in superhit 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.

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