She is survived by daughter Mrunmayee, who is also an actress and a theatre director. Her son-in-law Vinay Waikul said to media that she complained about her chest pain on last Wednesday night.
Veteran actress Reema Lagoo died today of a cardiac arrest in Mumbai.
Scores of Bollywood actors and actresses, who have worked with Reema conveyed their condolences and grief through their Twitter and Instagram accounts. The news of her demise was met with shock as she wasn't suffering from any prolonged illness and hence this sudden onslaught of a heart attack was shattering, to say the least. "My deepest condolences", he tweeted. Reema Lagoo worked on Marathi stage for almost four decades. Was she reluctant to do the show in which she played a negative role, far from her motherly act in films like "Maine Pyar Kiya" and "Saajan"? She's also played a lavani dancer in Aakrosh (1980) and was made a big deal of for her acting in the television sitcom Tu Tu Main Main and Shrimaan Srimati.
The veteran actress, who was known for portraying the role of mother to the Bollywood Khans in many super hit blockbusters, started her career in Hindi and Marathi film industry in the 1970s and 1980s. She was the glamorous mother in Indian cinema. She also appeared in many TV serials. Her most popular movies were Hum Aapke Hain Koun.!, Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Maine Pyar Kiya and Kal Ho Naa Ho. She was last seen in Mahesh Bhatt's television serial Naamkaran. Both Viraf and Reema's bond was liked by the audience on the TV show. She was last heard as voice narrated character of Katyar (Dagger) in Marathi period opus Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (2015). She was favourite to many in the Film Industry and it is believed that she was very beloved as well. The "Quantico" star added, "RIP #ReemaLagoo such a loss to art and cinema". You will always be remembered as the eternal onscreen mother! "Prayers to the family". "Saddened. RIP #ReemaLagoo", said Boman Irani. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend.
"But that didn't happen". A family source confirmed her death news.