Model-actress Poonam Pandey dies at 32 due to cervical cancer


Poonam Pandey, model-actress, internet sensation and one of the most controversial star, has died due to cancer, a post on Instagram confirmed the news on Friday morning. ‘

‘This morning is a tough one for us. Deeply saddened to inform you that we have lost our beloved Poonam to cervical cancer. Every living form that ever came in contact with her was met with pure love and kindness. In this time of grief, we would request for privacy while we remember her fondly for all that we shared,” reads the post. 

 Her team confirmed the news with media. “She passed away last night,” her team said.

The news of her death was first revealed in a post shared on her official Instagram handle. 

Poonam Pandey was a popular model. Her popularity skyrocketed to fame when she had promised in a video message ahead of the 2011 Cricket World Cup final that she would strip if India won the final match. With her audacious claim, this was the first time she drew attention to herself across all social media platforms.

On the work front, Poonam was last seen in the first season of Lock Upp hosted by Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. Though she did not win the show, she did expand her fan base. The first season of Kangana Ranaut’s Lock Upp was won by stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui.