Celebrities who passed away due to Cancer

Several eminent personalities from the entertainment industry, left a void that will be felt for years to come.

Poonam Pandey

Bollywood actor and model Poonam Pandey bid her final farewell on February 2, 2024, succumbing to the ravages of cervical cancer. The news of her passing sent shockwaves through the industry, reminding us of the unpredictable nature of life.


The music world mourned the loss of Bhavatharani, daughter of legendary music director Ilaiyaraaja, and a National Award-winning playback singer. On January 25, 2024, she breathed her last in Sri Lanka, succumbing to the advanced stages of liver cancer.

Ustad Rashid Khan

The mesmerizing voice of Ustad Rashid Khan fell silent on January 9, 2024 in Kolkata. A maestro in classical music, he battled cancer for months before his eventual demise. His departure leaves a void in the world of Indian classical music.

Sajid Khan

The legacy of 'Mother India' was dimmed on December 22, 2023 with the passing of Sajid Khan. His son, Sammer, confirmed the news of his demise due to cancer. The final resting place for the late actor is the serene Kayamkulam Town Juma Masjid in Kerala's Alappuzha district.

Junior Mehmood

On December 8, 2023, veteran actor Junior Mehmood, grappling with stage four stomach cancer, took his last bow. His contributions to Indian cinema will forever be remembered, marking the end of an era.

Andre Braugher

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star, Andre Braugher, breathed his last at the age of 61 on December 11, 2023, falling victim to lung cancer. His departure cast a shadow over the world of television, leaving fans mourning the loss of a beloved talent.

Rishi Kapoor

In 2020, Bollywood lost one of its most iconic actors, Rishi Kapoor, after a valiant two-year battle with leukemia. With a career spanning over 100 films, Kapoor's diverse acting abilities and endearing on-screen presence continue to be celebrated, reminding us of his indelible mark on Indian cinema.

Irrfan Khan

On April 29, 2020, the world bid farewell to Irrfan Khan, known for his acclaimed roles in films like Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi. His battle with neuroendocrine cancer came to an end at the age of 53, leaving behind a legacy of unparalleled talent and versatility.