Irrfan Khan, Bollywood and Hollywood Star in 'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'Jurassic World,' Dies at Age 53

The star reportedly developed a colon infection before he was hospitalized.

Bollywood and Hollywood star Irrfan Khan has died at the age of 53 after a battle with colon cancer. 

Khan, who appeared in the films “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Life of Pi” was initially diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor two years ago, but last week he was hospitalized with a colon infection and put in the intensive care unit before his death, the New York Times reported. 

“Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him," his family said in a statement Wednesday. "We all pray and hope he is at peace.”

When Khan initially announced that he was battling cancer in 2018, he wrote, “I trust, I have surrendered.”

Khan rose to fame after his debut in the 1988 film “Salaam Bombay!,” a story about Mumbai city’s street children. He also later starred in “Jurassic World” and “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

Bollywood stars expressed their sadness on Twitter after the actor’s death was announced. Amitabh Bachchan called Khan an “incredible talent” who “left us too soon.”