Popular Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his house in Mumbai’s Bandra, his representative and Mumbai Police said on Sunday, June 14.
The actor who was found hanging at his sixth floor apartment in Bandra (West), reportedly committed suicide.
Though the police have confirmed that he died by suicide, no suicide note was found in his residence.
“Sushant Singh Rajput has committed suicide, Mumbai Police is investigating,” DCP Pranay Ashok, spokesperson Mumbai Police said.
Sushant’s team shared a message for his fans: “It pains us to share that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us. We request his fans to keep him in their thoughts and celebrate his life, and his work like they have done so far. We request media to help us maintain privacy at this moment of grief.”
Sushant Singh Rajput’s death comes days after his former manager Disha Salian reportedly died by suicide. Rajput had tweeted his shock at the news on social media.
Tributes have poured in from Rajput’s Bollywood colleagues, including actor Akshay Kumar who tweeted: “Honestly this news has left me shocked and speechless…I remember watching #SushantSinghRajput in Chhichhore and telling my friend Sajid, its producer how much I’d enjoyed the film and wish I’d been a part of it. Such a talented actor…may God give strength to his family.”
President of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management committee said: “He was just 34. And famous. He appeared confident and happy too! But we seriously don’t know the struggles everyone is going through. We need to connect with each other. Life is too beautiful to commit suicide. Let’s be strong for each other!”
Rajput was best known for his award-winning performance in Zee TV soap opera Pavitra Rishta, as well as 2014’s Dil Bechara – a Hindi remake of Hollywood’s The Fault In Our Stars.
The actor made his movie debut in 2013’s Kai Po Che! and earned a nomination for best male debut at the FilmFare Awards.