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Rishi Kapoor’s Family Releases Official Statement Of His Last Moments

30 April 2020


Bhubaneswar: The colourful world of Bollywood was left with a void upon the death of Rishi Kapoor. He lost a two-year battle with cancer. He was suffering from leukaemia.

The Kapoor family has now released an official statement in which they request fans to mourn in solidarity owing to the current (coronavirus) situations in the country. The statement also mentioned about how Rishi Kapoor was fighting the battle with leukaemia for two years and kept the medical staff entertained till the very end.

Here’s the official statement:

Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45 am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukaemia. 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", reads the statement.

Urging fans to not break lockdown rules to pay last respect to Rishi Kapoor, the statement further reads, "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.  He would not have it any other way.