Indian model-actress, internet sensation and one of the most controversial stars, Poonam Pandey 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.
India TV's Namrata Dubey informed that Poonam passed away at her residence in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur.
The news of her death came as a shock in the modelling and film industry. However, a few social media users are also claiming that it may be a publicity stunt by her. She is popularly known for her viral Instagram posts and controversial stints.
Poonam Pandey is also known for her stint in popular reality TV shows including Lock Upp, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 4 and Bigg Boss Season 7.