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Saeed Jaffrey dies aged 86

OHMYGOSSIP — Indian actor Saeed Jaffrey has died at the age of 86 after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

The Indian actor – who starred in dozens of Bollywood and international films – suffered a brain haemorrhage in London and his passing has been confirmed by his niece Shaheen Aggarwal on Facebook.

Writing yesterday (15.11.15), she said: “Today, a generation of Jaffreys has passed away. Saeed Jaffrey has joined his brothers and sister and is rejoicing in the lap of his Heavenly Father, eternally.”

A statement confirmed the actor – who appeared in ‘A Passage To India’, ‘Gandhi’ and ‘The Man Who Would Be King’ – collapsed at his London home from a brain haemorrhage and never regained consciousness.

As well as enjoying a successful career on the big screen, Saeed became a household name in the UK thanks to his appearances in numerous TV dramas, including ‘Tandoori Nights’, ‘The Far Pavilions’ and ‘Gangsters’.

Meanwhile, he appeared alongside Sir Michael Caine and Sir Sean Connery in ‘The Man Who Would Be King’, while he also played Patel in Sir Richard Attenborough’s Oscar-winning ‘Gandhi’ in 1982.

Saeed received his BAFTA nomination for his starring role in ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’ and more recently, was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1995 for his contributions to drama.

He is survived by his wife Jennifer.

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