It is with a heavy heart that we must share that Bollywood star Irrfan Khan died of colon infection as a complication of his neuroendocrine cancer at the age of 53 on April 29, 2020 at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. In March 2018, he openly shared his neuroendocrine tumor diagnosis with the world via social media and continued to share details about his journey. For this, the NET community will be forever grateful, as raising awareness about this disease saves lives. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
The Indian actor was one of the most wanted stars both in India and Hollywood, having starred in Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World.
Business Insider has paid homage to Irrfan Khan and highlighted why undetected neuroendocrine cancers are so dangerous.