Bollywood actor and model Poonam Panday died on Friday due to cervical cancer, according to a statement shared by her manager on her official Instagram page.

Pandey’s manager Parul Chawla told India Today that the actor was diagnosed with the last stage of cervical cancer sometime back.

“She got detected with cancer sometime back, and it was in the latter stages. She was in her hometown in Uttar Pradesh, and the funeral will mostly happen there,” Pandey’s manager said.

Poonam Pandey made her Bollywood debut with the 2013 film ‘Nasha’. However, the actor and social media influencer gained major popularity after participating in the reality show ‘Lock Upp’.

A multifaceted personality, Pandey was also known for her vibrant presence on social media platforms and philanthropic endeavours.

The statement posted on Pandey’s Instagram handle 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 privacy while we remember her fondly for all that we shared (sic).”