Rishi Kapoor: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty share tributes to actor

'Your style, brilliance, smile and joie de vivre will be dearly missed,' wrote Shilpa, after news of the Bollywood star's death broke

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Bollywood star Rishi Kapoor has died aged 67.

The actor, and member of the Kapoor dynasty, died in Mumbai on Thursday, April 30, after being admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties, his brother, Randhir Kapoor, confirmed.

Following the news of his death, tributes have been flooding in for Kapoor.

One of the first came from Amitabh Bachchan, who was a close friend of the actor.

The Sholay star wrote on Twitter: "He's gone .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed." Bachchan has since deleted the tweet.

Amitabh Bachchan paid tribute to Rishi Kapoor in a tweet that has since been deleted. Twitter 

Bollywood hero Akshay Kumar paid tribute to "a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of the family".

Actress Shilpa Shetty has said that it was "gut-wrenching" news to wake up to.

Indian film actor Rajinikanth wrote simply: "Heartbroken ... Rest In Peace ... my dearest friend."

Actress and singer Parineeti Chopra paid tribute to Kapoor with a photo of them together. She described him as her "favourite man and favourite co-star ever".

Tollywood star Nani kept his tribute simple, writing just: "Farewell sir."

Fellow Telugu cinema star, Mahesh Babu, wrote of "another irreplaceable loss in our world of cinema".

Actor, director and producer Prithviraj Sukumaran, who worked with Rishi Kapoor on Aurangzeb, shared a touching anecdote from their time working together.

Many tributes have brought together the deaths of Kapoor and Irrfan Khan, grieving the acting greats together. Khan died on Wednesday, April 29, at the age of 53.

Fans have paid tribute to the pair with a scene from 2013 film D-Day, which they starred in together. The still captures Khan's character, Agent Wali Khan, wistfully staring out of the window, with a more stone-faced Kapoor, as Goldman, sat beside him.

Former Indian cricketer Parvinder Awana paid tribute to the pair with the D-Day still.

Politician Shashi Tharoor also shared the D-Day still.

Model and actor Kabir Duhan Singh wrote of two "legends gone too soon".

Politician Ghulam Ahmad Mir shared a different photo of Kapoor and Khan together, saying it was "very sad and big loss to film world".

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli wrote that losing the two stars was "unbelievable", adding: "Yesterday Irrfan Khan and today Rishi Kapoor ji. It's hard to accept this as a legend passes away today. My condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace."


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