What diseases did Irrfan Khan suffer from

Irrfan Khan is dead: "Slumdog Millionaire" star dies of cancer at the age of 53

Another tragic death shakes Hollywood: Irrfan Khan, who was involved in numerous Hollywood productions, died at the age of 53. Khan, who also made a name for himself as a Bollywood star, had been fighting a rare cancer for two years. Now the Indian actor has lost the battle against the insidious disease.

Irrfan Khan is dead: Hollywood star loses battle against cancer

As reported by the BBC, Khan passed away on Wednesday in the Indian city of Mumbai after being hospitalized earlier this week with an intestinal infection. In 2018, Khan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor. Neuroendocrine tumors can mainly be found in the gastrointestinal tract, the pancreas or the bronchial system (airways / lungs). The screen star has spent the past two years in London, where he was treated for the rare form of cancer.

Irrfan Khan dies at the age of 53! Known from "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Life of Pi"

In his thirty-year career, Khan was a prolific film and television actor known for his versatility. He starred in legendary Indian films such as "Vishal Bhardwaj's crime drama Maqbool" and "Piku". This was followed by roles in numerous blockbuster movies, including "Jurassic World", "Inferno", "The Amazing Spider-Man" and award-winning dramas like "The Namesake", "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Life of Pi". For his performance in "Metro: Love is never too late" he received the Filmfare Award for best supporting actor.

Irrfan Khan leaves behind his wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons.

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