Irrfan Khan, an Indian actor who appeared in the Oscar-winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2008, died Wednesday in a Mumbai hospital, according to Fox News.
The Times of India reported that Khan, 53, had been admitted for treatment for a colon infection.
“Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heaven above, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own. We all pray and hope that he is at peace,” a statement from Khan’s publicity firm said.
In 2018, Khan disclosed on Twitter that he had been diagnosed with an endocrine tumor.
Khan received an outpouring of support in response to his writings about his experience with cancer treatment.
Earlier in 2013, Khan won an Indian National Film Award for his role in “Paan Singh Tomar.”
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Khan’s final film was “Angrezi Medium,” a recently released Indian movie about a father’s relationship with his daughter, The Times of India reported.
Besides playing a police inspector in “Slumdog Millionaire,” the hit British movie about a young man who wins the top prize on a TV game show, Khan was also known to U.S. audiences for appearances in action films such as “The Amazing Spider-Man” (2012) and “Jurassic World” (2015).
He also starred in the Ang Lee-directed 2012 adventure film “Life of Pi,” which was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best picture.