Kapoor, who had moved to New York rumoured to be ill but it was never confirmed. It was months later that his family confirmed that the actor was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer.
Since then, it has been over ten months that Rishi, accompanied by his wife Neetu Kapoor, have been staying in NYC.
His death was confirmed by his brother Randhir who told Indian news agency PTI: “He is no more. He has passed away.”