Indoo Ki Jawani producer Ryan Stephen dies of complications from Covid-19
Film producer Ryan Stephen died on Saturday due to complications from Covid-19 in Goa. Ryan had previously produced Indoo Ki Jawani by Kiara Advani and the short film Devi by Kajol.
Indoo Ki Jawani director Abir Sengupta confirmed the news of Ryan’s death to indianexpress.com. Calling his passing “heartbreaking” he said: “Ryan passed away this morning. He was fighting the Covid-19. He was in Goa, his friends and family are busy with the preparations for his funeral. After contracting the virus, Ryan was admitted to a hospital in Goa where he was treated for more than two weeks.
Ryan has also been associated with filmmaker Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions in the past. He lived in Goa with his mother. Shortly after his passing, Bollywood celebrities took to social media to express their grief over the late producer ‘s passing.
Heartbroken Kiara Advani took to her Instagram account and shared Ryan’s photo and wrote: “Gone too early”. Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt also paid tribute on Instagram.
Filmmaker and writer Suparn Varma took to Twitter and wrote: “Life is cruel! But you were nice! @ryanmstephen you for your compassion in a ruthless world. Glad we took a trip on a few stories, the joy of writing them was because of you. You leave behind so many people who loved you. Prepare a storm my friend.
It is so shocking to all of us who have known this gentle soul. This really cannot be true !! I will miss you my friend RYAN ❤️ https://t.co/VDDkCMH6Kb
– manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) May 29, 2021
Manoj Bajpayee offered his condolences and wrote: “It is so shocking to all of us who have known this gentle soul. it really can’t be true !! I will miss you my friend RYAN. ”Dia Mirza and Farhan Akhtar also tweeted to remember the late filmmaker.
Saddened and shocked to learn of the passing of #RyanStephen. Gone too early .. condolences to his family. TO TEAR APART
– Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 29, 2021
Pooja Bhatt wrote a long heartfelt note as she said goodbye to Ryan. She wrote: “A dawn I’ll never forget. A candle that I will always keep burning, both inside and outside of myself. As a friend, in the wee hours of the morning, I decided to call it a night. I can’t say goodbye to myself. I can’t seem to type goodbye. He only changed rooms, cities, people. For which I will eventually give up my earthly concerns, put on my wings and travel to, so that we can have our great meeting in heaven.
She added, “I refuse to let the detail of death overshadow her life. To live, he did it .. And we lived .. and we loved, laughed, fought and cried.
Today, with heavy hearts, we bid farewell to a loved one, #RyanStephen.
You have lived with kindness and compassion, and you will always be remembered.
Keep loved ones in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace pic.twitter.com/06KpbchOup
– Emmay Entertainment (@EmmayEntertain) May 29, 2021
Nikkhil Advani’s Emmay Entertainment, who also co-produced Indoo Ki Jawani, paid tribute to Stephen, remembering him as a kind and compassionate person.
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