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RIP Sidharth Shukla: Salman Khan & other celebs mourn; actor's last rites to be performed on Friday

Sidharth Shukla, winner of Bigg Boss 13 and a hugely popular TV star, died on Thursday. He was 40. Sudden death of Sidharth Shukla left his fans numb and many took to social media to express their shock and grief.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: September 02, 2021 23:19 IST
BREAKING: Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla passes away
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BREAKING: Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla passes away

Sidharth Shukla death updates: Actor Sidharth Shukla passed away on Thursday. He was 40. He reportedly suffered a massive heart attack.  According to hospital officials, he was brought dead to Mumbai's Cooper hospital. It is said that the actor's rumoured girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill had accompanied the actor and his family during his last moments. A team of five doctors conducted a postmortem to ascertain the cause of the death. The last rites of the actor will be performed on Friday. The actor’s mortal remains will remain at Cooper hospital on Thursday night. Friends and family have gathered at the actor’s residence to pay him respect. 

Reportedly, the actor complained of chest pain on Wednesday night and asked his mother, who lives on the 6th floor of the same building, to visit him. After talking to her and drinking water, he went to sleep. Later, he suffered a heart attack. As per the police statement, the family has suspected no foul play. He is survived by his mother and two sisters.

This news came as a shock for his fans as the actor recently appeared on reality shows like Bigg Boss OTT and Dance Deewane 3 with rumoured girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill. Siddharth, the winner of Bigg Boss 13 was a popular face of showbiz and has been a part of film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. The actor's last screen outing was Ekta Kapoor's popular show 'Broken But Beautiful 3' in which he played the role of Agastya.

Sidharth Shukla death: "No foul play"

BMC's health department team spoke to Cooper Hospital Dean. The late actor's family has informed the Mumbai Police that there was no foul play or him being under 'mental pressure'. They don't want any rumours to float around.

Police say that Sidharth's body has been examined and no injury has been found. Postmortem would be conducted at 5pm. "No injuries were sustained on the body of actor Sidharth Shukla," Mumbai Police officials said. "The cause of the death is yet to be ascertained. A team of police is present at Shukla's residence for investigation," Mumbai Police added.

Born on 12 December 1980 in Mumbai to Ashok Shukla and Rita Shukla, Sidharth's family has roots in Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad), Uttar Pradesh.

He completed his schooling from St.Xavier's High School, Fort and later graduated in Interior designing from Rachana Sansad School of Interior Design.

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His team requested everyone to "give his family and loved ones space and let them grieve." The statement read, "We are all in pain!  We are as shocked as you are!  And all of us knew Sidharth was a private person, so please respect his privacy, his family’s privacy. And please pray for His Soul To Rest in Peace."

Sidharth is known for his roles in daily soaps such as "Balika Vadhu" and "Dil Se Dil Tak". He is also popular for his tints in reality shows such as "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6", "Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi" and "Bigg Boss 13".

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As soon as the news of Sidharth Shukla's death surfaced, celebrities from TV and film fraternities as well as his fans flooded Twitter with condolence posts. From his Bigg Boss co-contestants, film stars to TV celebrities, here are all the reactions that are pouring in over Instagram and Twitter:

The year 2020 also saw a shocking demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput who was found dead at his Mumbai apartment on June 14. It's been a year, but the nation still continues to feel the void left by the late actor.

-With inputs from Joyeeta Mitra Suvarna, JP Singh

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