Rishi Kapoor, the evergreen actor, died in hospital at the age of 67 in Mumbai after his long battle with cancer. On April 29 (Wednesday), the Bobby actor was admitted to  HN Reliance Foundation Hospital after he suffered from breathing issues. Confirming the demise of the actor, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, “He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed!” (sic) Also Read - Rishi Kapoor 'Kept Doctors Entertained' Even in His Last Minutes, Official Statement From Family Reveals All

Sending a shock wave to the industry once again today, the celebrities are mourning the death of the veteran actor. He was in the hospital for two weeks and then was moved to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Wednesday after his condition worsened. As per the source, the actor was in a serious condition and wife Neetu was by his side while his son Ranbir Kapoor made regular visits to the hospital. Also Read - Rishi Kapoor Dies at HN Reliance Foundation Hospital: Twitter Filled With Condolences



In 2018, Rishi was diagnosed with cancer and got treated in the US for a year and had returned to India in September 2019. Also Read - Twin Tragedies: After Irrfan Khan, Veteran Actor Rishi Kapoor Dies at 67; Twitter Overwhelmed With Sadness

The official statement from family members reads, “Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last. He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him. He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears.In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force.”



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It’s a great great loss . RIP #rishikapoor sir .Your legacy will live on forever sir 🙏🏻

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Shocked to hear 🙏🙏condolence to his family and us his fans 🙏🙏 loss beyond words RIP

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Dear Rishi ji , you will always be in our hearts , our super hero , our superstar , love you miss you always

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Rishi is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir and daughter Ridhima. He was alst seen in 2019 film The Body and Jhootha Kahin Ka. He was also supposed to star in a Bollywood adaption of The Intern with Deepika Padukone, however it was not meant to be.