Official handle of actor and reality TV star Poonam Pandey announced that she passed away on Friday at the age of 32. The post cited cervical cancer as the cause of her death. The statement read, 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.
The news of Poonam's death could not be independently verified by ABP Live, though the actor's PR team told us that the news is true. Poonam's last post on Instagram is from three days back. In the video, she is seen in white and black attire and the caption read, "White & black: the yin and yang that balance my life.
Born in Kanpur, Poonam initially gained fame when she promised to strip naked if the Indian cricket team won the 2011 Cricket World Cup. While she didn't follow through with the promise, it garnered her significant media attention.
Poonam's acting career started in 2013 with the controversial film 'Nasha' which was an erotic thriller. She was also seen in 'Malini & Co.' and 'The Journey of Karma'. While her film career didn't reach mainstream heights, she stayed in the limelight for her bold choices.
Pandey also ventured into reality television, participating in shows like 'Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi' and 'Lock Upp.' These platforms provided her with a wider audience.
Apart from her acting career, Poonam maintained a strong presence on social media platforms, particularly Instagram and Twitter, where she often shared bold and glamorous photoshoots. Her social media following contributed immensely to her popularity.