Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passed away on May 18, at the age of 59 after reportedly suffering from cardiac arrest. After the actress complained of chest pain on Wednesday night, she was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Andheri, Mumbai where she breathed her last.
Her untimely demise left the nation and her friends-fraternity in a state of shock. After a week, her ex-husband Vivek revealed, what happened that night.
While talking to Spotboye.com, he told “Reema had no history of any heart ailment or even discomfort. It was a bad shock. When she complained of uneasiness, my daughter and son-in-law Vinay (Waikul) took her to the hospital (Kokilaben Ambani, Andheri). It was 1 am and they thought given the late hour, a hospital would be the best place to get her checked.”
“It was felt that she was restless because of a chronic bout of acidity. An ECG was taken when Reema was admitted and it revealed that she had suffered a very mild heart attack recently. She was admitted in the ICU. Mrunmayee and Vinay got in touch with our family doctor to explain what all was happening. Around this time, Reema fell asleep, and then she suddenly started snoring. Then suddenly, her pulse rate and blood pressure went haywire. Doctors rushed in but could not revive her. It was 3 20 am then.” he added.
According to Vivek, he was not present in the hospital but his daughter Mrunmayee and Vinay gave him the news of Reema’s death.
Vivek also told that he met Reema in 1976 when they used to work together in the same bank. After two years of relationship, both of them got married but their marriage did not last long and they parted their ways.
Reema was prominently recognised for her roles in both Hindi and Marathi films. She debuted in films in 1979 with the Marathi film “Sinhasan”. Workaholic Reema had even shot for a film that wound up two months ago before she died. The Marathi movie is directed by Seema Upadhyay and is titled ‘Bhram’.