British origin Bollywood actor Gavin Packard passed away on May 18 after fighting against a respiratory disorder for which he was being treated at a nursing center in Vasai where he breathes his last at 4 am. His funeral was held on May 19, at St. Andrews Burial Grounds in Bandra on May 19.
It has been learned from people close to Gavin Packard that for the last two years he was struggling to find work in Bollywood. As he did not get any offers he moved back to Kalyan. His wife left him and moved to France with their daughter.
Back in the 90s, Gavin Packard played a baddie in many Bollywood films of which, Sadak, Tridev, Karan Arjun, and Mohra became blockbusters.
He was also personally associated with some actors. Gavin, a bodybuilding expert, had pushed Sanjay Dutt into weight-training. He also trained Suniel Shetty while they worked together in the producer actor’s initial films like Waqt Hamara Hai and Hum Hain Bemisaal. Gavin even trained Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera in bodybuilding. And though around 200 people came to pray for his soul, the film industry that was close to his heart was conspicuous by its absence.
Packard died of respiratory disorder on 18 May 2012. Despite his long and notable cinematic career, the funeral was conspicuous by the absence of any representative from the film industry.
Packard and his wife mutually separated. Gavin has two daughters Erika Packard (elder) Kamille Kyla Packard (younger). Sanjay Dutt is the godfather of Kamille. His final years were spent with Daryl Packard, his younger brother, in Kalyan. Packard was known for his physique and was a national and state award-winning bodybuilder. May his soul rest in peace. You will always be missed in the Bollywood industry. Hope you liked us highlighting the piece of information.