Sidharth Shukla, who rose to prominence with his role in Balika Vadhu and subsequent appearances on Bigg Boss 13 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7, died of a heart attack.
Cooper Hospital sources confirmed the news, leaving the entire entertainment industry and his fan base in shock.
This December, Shukla would have turned 41.
Shiv Aroor of India Today broke the sad news
BREAKING: Actor Siddharth Shukla dead after a heart attack, Mumbai’s Cooper Hospital confirms the news pic.twitter.com/7kLO1MQKyL
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) September 2, 2021
Shukla recently appeared on ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ with Gill
Shukla had everything under control, both professionally and personally.
While he was reportedly dating his Bigg Boss co-inmate Shehnaaz Gill, he recently appeared on Bigg Boss OTT with her.
He also made his digital debut in the web series Broken But Beautiful Part Three, in which he co-starred with Sonia Rathee and is currently available on ALTBalaji and MX Player.
His mother and two sisters survive him.
According to hospital sources, Shukla took some pills before going to bed
According to hospital sources, Shukla apparently ingested some medications before going to bed and did not wake up the next morning.
The actor was rushed to the hospital, but he “was brought dead,” according to a hospital official.
The autopsy is currently underway, and his body will be released soon for final rites, according to additional sources.
‘Words cannot express the shock felt by his loved ones.’
His friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry expressed their shock on social media as soon as this news broke.
“OMG!!! This is So Shocking!!! Words will fail to describe the shock and sense of loss of his near and dear ones !!! May he res in peace !!! No yaar !!!!,” Manoj Bajpayee tweeted.
Vindu Dara Singh also wrote a lengthy note.
Shukla’s most recent Instagram post was on August 24th
“Gone to soon bro… Your glow will be with us forever and your loss is just irreplaceable!! There was no winner like you in #Biggboss and there never will be another,” Singh wrote
Shukla’s last Instagram post was on August 24, when he promoted Mumbai Diaries, writing, “To all the frontline warriors, a thank you from the heart!”
May his soul find peace!