Acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan has died, as reported by the BBC.
Over the course of his career, Khan had appeared in successful Hollywood films including Jurassic World, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi and The Amazing Spider-Man.
Additionally, Khan was also known for his roles in Hindi-language films, such as Life In A… Metro, Lunchbox and Piku.
Since news of Khan’s death became public, friends, fans and colleagues have paid tribute to the late star.
British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed wrote: “Rest in peace one of the greatest actors of our time, Irrfan Khan. I never met him but he was an inspiration and a hero to me and millions of others. His work was consistently transcendent, he was a guiding light for so many of us.”
Priyanka Chopra Jonas wrote: “The charisma you brought to everything you did was pure magic. Your talent forged the way for so many in so many avenues.. You inspired so many of us. #IrrfanKhan you will truly be missed. Condolences to the family.”
India’s President and Prime Minister, Ram Nath Kovind and Narendra Modi, respectively, also paid tribute to Khan on Twitter.
Kovind wrote: “Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Irrfan Khan. A rare talent and a brilliant actor, his diverse roles and remarkable performances will remain etched in our memories. A big loss to the world of cinema and millions of film lovers. Condolences to his family & admirers.”
Meanwhile, Modi commented: “Irrfan Khan’s demise is a loss to the world of cinema and theatre. He will be remembered for his versatile performances across different mediums. My thoughts are with his family, friends and admirers. May his soul rest in peace.”
Khan leaves behind his wife, writer Sutapa Sidkar and two sons.