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Bollywood Actor Asif Basra Dies by Suspected Suicide at 53

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If you experience suicidal thoughts or have lost someone to suicide, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.

Bollywood actor Asif Basra has died at the age of 53, according to Deadline, on Thursday. His death is still under investigation, but officials believe Basra died by suicide.

As an actor, Basra is perhaps best known for his role in the 2006 comedy “Outsourced.” He starred in other films throughout his career, including “One Night With the King” alongside Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole, “Once Upon a Time in Mumbai” and “Jab We Met.” Most recently he starred in the Amazon Prime series “Pataal Lok” as well as “Hostages” on India’s Disney subsidiary Hotstar.

Fans, friends and colleagues reacted to Basra’s death on social media and shared condolences.

If this news is hard for you, know you are not alone — and there is help for people who feel suicidal. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.

Header image via Satdeep Gill, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Originally published: November 13, 2020
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