‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ And ‘Jurassic World’ Star Irrfan Khan Dies At 53

The Amazing Spider-Man and Jurassic World star Irrfan Khan passed away age 53, with his family releasing a heartfelt statement to the media.

Irrfan Khan’s family sadly confirmed that the star recently passed away after battling cancer since 2018. Western audiences will know the actor from big budget blockbusters like The Amazing Spider-Man and Jurassic World. He starred opposite Andrew Garfield in Sony’s reboot as a nefarious Oscorp employee, Dr. Ratha, while he played Simon Masrani in Jurassic World, the owner of the ill-fated park.

While he’s appeared in a number of Indian films since 1998, The Amazing Spider-Man star began finding success in U.S. movies like The Darjeeling Limited, Oscar winner Life of Pi and Inferno. his family released an emotional statement honoring his prolific career while remembering his strength and resilience following his diagnosis in 2018.

“I trust, I have surrendered”; These were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heart-felt note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer. And a man of few words and an actor of silent expressions with his deep eyes and his memorable actions on screen. It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away. Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him. After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of a rare cancer, he took life soon after as it came and he fought the many battles that came with it. Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heaven abode, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own. We all pray and hope that he is at peace. And to resonate and part with his words he had said, “As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it.”

Here is the synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man:

Teenage social outcast Peter (Andrew Garfield) spends his days trying to unravel the mystery of his own past and win the heart of his high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). A mysterious briefcase belonging to his father, who abandoned him when he was a child, leads Peter to his dad’s former partner, Dr. Connors. The discovery of his father’s secret will ultimately shape his destiny of becoming “Spider-Man” and bring him face to face with Connors’ villainous alter ego, the Lizard.

Directed by Marc Webb, The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

English writer with a preference for all things Film, TV and Comic Book related.