Veteran actor Om Puri is no more! Yes, he got a massive heart attack this morning and passed away at the age of 66.
Ashoke Pandit, the filmmaker, who happens to be a very good friend of Om Puri gave confirmation of this news on Twitter today morning. Everything was going well; Om Puri returned home after a shoot last evening. However, his door bell went unanswered today morning, after which the driver informed everyone.
Here’s the tweet by Ashoke Pandit.
Sad & shocked to know that versatile actor Om Puri jee has expired due to heart attack early morning today. #RIP.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) January 6, 2017
As of now, the actor’s body is at his Andheri residence and colleagues and B-Town actors have arrived for paying their last respects. He will be badly missed; his performance in Hollywood, British, Pakistani and Hindi cinema was mind-bowing.
Here’s how the PM and celebrities reacted on this news!
The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 6, 2017
Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm can’t believe that one of our greatest actors #OmPuri is no more. Deeply saddened & shocked.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 6, 2017
Om Puri! You have left us all too early.. i am so so sorry..The fun the laughter the arguments so vividly etched in my mind..Will miss you
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) January 6, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 6, 2017
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 6, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 6, 2017
RIP Om Puri.
We have lost one of our finest.
A talent, A Voice, A Spirit.
Will miss you Puri Saab.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) January 6, 2017
Shocked and saddened to learn that #OmPuri Ji is no more. You will be missed. Condolences to the family. RIP.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 6, 2017
Shocked & saddened to wake up to the news that #OmPuri has passed. We have lost a brilliant & talented artist. You will be sorely missed.
— Rajpal Yadav (@rajpalofficial) January 6, 2017
Sad to hear about the passing of the massively talented Om Puri. May god give peace to his soul & strength to his family #RIPOmPuri 🙏
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) January 6, 2017
So long Omji. Prided myself on being his friend peer & admirer. Who dare say my Om Puri is no more ? He lives through his work.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) January 6, 2017
RIP Om Puri; you’ll be deeply missed!