Mumbai: Cervical cancer claimed the life of controversial model-cum-actress Poonam Pandey. She passed away at the age of 32.
The press release issued by Poonam Pandey’s PR Team reads, ”Poonam Pandey, the beloved actress and social media personality, has tragically passed away this morning due to Cervical Cancer, leaving the entertainment industry in shock and mourning. The 32-year-old, renowned for her modelling and strong social media presence, bravely fought against the disease before passing away.”
No details of Pandey’s passing, where and when, or whether any of her family members were present, were provided in the message. But India TV reported that Poonam passed away at her residence in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur.
She was popular for her viral Instagram posts and controversial stints. She was seen in Bigg Boss (2011), and then made her Bollywood debut in 2013 with the film “Nasha”, “GST – Galti Sirf Tumhari” (2017), and a few other films and television serials.
In 2011, she grabbed headlines by promising to strip for the Indian cricket team if it bagged the Cricket World Cup that year, and similar such daredevilry on various occasions.