Poonam Pandey, a well-known Bollywood actress and model, has passed away at the age of 32 due to cervical cancer.
Her death was confirmed through a statement shared on her Instagram account, which shocked her fans and the entertainment industry.
Pandey, who hailed from Kanpur, India, had made her Bollywood debut in the 2013 film “Nasha” and was known for her work both on-screen and on social media.
Pandey’s last appearance was in the first season of the Indian reality show “Lock Upp” in 2022, where celebrities faced various challenges within a makeshift “prison.”
Her career in the entertainment industry spanned over a decade, during which she also became a prominent social media influencer.
Tributes from celebrities, including Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut and stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, have poured in, expressing deep sorrow over her untimely death.
Poonam Pandey’s life was also marked by personal challenges, including a domestic abuse case involving her husband, Sam Bombay, shortly after their marriage in 2020.
Cervical cancer, the cause of Pandey’s death, is the second most common cancer among women in India.
It’s primarily caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and can be detected early through regular Pap tests.
The disease is preventable with HPV vaccines, highlighting the importance of vaccination and regular screening for women .
Poonam Pandey’s death brings attention to the critical issue of cervical cancer, underscoring the need for awareness, early detection, and prevention to save lives.
Her contribution to the entertainment industry and her vibrant presence on social media will be remembered by fans and colleagues alike.