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    In Pictures: Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and other celebs who died due to cancer

    In Pictures: Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and other celebs who died due to cancer

    In Pictures: Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and other celebs who died due to cancer
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    By Pradeep Suresh   IST (Published)

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    Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday morning, less than a day after actor Irrfan Khan died. Both had suffered from cancer. Cancer has been the reason behind the untimely death of many Bollywood personalities. Here is a look at some of them who left us way earlier:

    FILE PHOTO: Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor answers questions during a news conference discussing his new film "Besharam" in New York, September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo
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    Rishi Kapoor: Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday morning due to leukemia. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo)

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    Irrfan Khan: The legendary actor who enthralled film watchers across the globe breathed his last on Wednesday due to colon infection, a complication arising out of neuroendocrine cancer.

    Tom Alter: The veteran Bollywood and theatre personality died due to cancer back in 2017. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
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    Tom Alter: The veteran Bollywood and theatre personality died due to cancer back in 2017. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    Vinod Khanna: The bollywood superstar passed away back in 2017 after suffering from bladder cancer. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
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    Vinod Khanna: The Bollywood superstar passed away back in 2017 after suffering from bladder cancer. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    Feroz Khan: Bollywood personality Feroz Khan passed away after suffering from lung cancer on 27 April 2009 at the age of 69. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
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    Feroz Khan: Bollywood personality Feroz Khan passed away after suffering from lung cancer on 27th April, 2009 at the age of 69. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    Nargis Dutt: the legendary Bollywood actress passed away in 1981 after suffering from pancreatic cancer. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
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    Nargis Dutt: The legendary Bollywood actress passed away in 1981 after suffering from pancreatic cancer. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    Amrish Puri: The iconic Bollywood villain who gave some of the most memorable performances died in 2005 after suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare kind of blood cancer. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
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    Amrish Puri: The iconic Bollywood villain who gave some of the most memorable performances died in 2005 after suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare kind of blood cancer. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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