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    Back in 2018, the Indian actor announced that he had been diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumour.

    Bollywood star Irrfan Khan has died at the age of 53, after being admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday.

    "Irrfan was buried at the Versova kabrastan in Mumbai at 3pm this afternoon soon after the news of his passing away was announced. In presence were his family, close relatives and friends. Everyone paid their final respects and mourned the loss of his passing away. We pray for his peace and we hope he’s in a better place today. He was strong in his fight, and we all have to be strong too in this loss", a spokesperson for the actor said.

    The news of his death was earlier shared on Twitter by filmmaker Shoojit Sircar.

    Khan, known internationally for roles in Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic Park, was admitted to the intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital with a colon infection on Tuesday.

    Once the news broke, Twitter was flooded with reactions to Khan's sudden passing:

    The 53-year-old, who was diagnosed with a rare form of neuroendocrine tumour two years ago, lost his 95-year-old mother Saeeda Begum in Jaipur just three days prior to his own passing.

    He underwent treatment for the tumour in the US and returned to India to complete filming for his last film – Angrezi Medium, which was released earlier this year.

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