A model and Bollywood star has died of cervical cancer aged 32.
Poonam Pandey last appeared in the reality show ‘Lock Upp’.
She made her Bollywood debut in the film Nasha in 2013.
Pandey shot to fame two years earlier when she vowed to strip for Team India if they won the ICC Cricket World Cup.
The model, who came from Kanpur, India, passed away this morning (2 February).
Her management team posted news of the star’s death on her Instagram page where she had 1.3 million followers.
The note 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.”
Her manager Nikita Sharma told local media: “Poonam Pandey, the beloved actress and social media personality, has tragically passed away this morning due to cervical cancer, leaving the entertainment industry in shock and mourning.
“Her unwavering spirit amidst her health struggles was truly remarkable.”
Sharma also highlighted the “critical need for increased awareness and proactive measures against preventable diseases like cervical cancer”.
In her final Instagram post on 30 January, Pandey is seen boarding a ferry in a low-cut white top and black leather trousers.
She accompanied the post with the message: “White & black: the yin and yang that balance my life.”
Alongside her bold photoshoots and TV appearance, Pandey also appeared in films such as Love is Poison, Malini & Co, and The Journey of Karma.
One stunned fan commented: “How is this possible? How could someone die of cancer instantly?”
Another said: “I can’t believe it. RIP.”
“Oh my God, this is so much, shocking. Rest in peace love,” wrote another fan.