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Bollywood Star Sushant Singh Rajput Dies by Apparent Suicide at 34

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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 film star Sushant Singh Rajput has died at the age of 34, according to NBC News, on Sunday. Police in Mumbai told reporters Rajput died by apparent suicide but an investigation is ongoing.

Rajput first garnered attention for his role in the Indian TV series “Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil” in 2008. From there he worked on several film and TV projects, including the 2019 Netflix film “Drive.” He was also slated to appear in the Bollywood remake of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars.”

Fans, friends and colleagues reacted to Rajput’s death on Twitter 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.

Sad about a celebrity’s death #Depression #Anxiety

Article updated June 15, 2020.

Header image via Bollywood Hungama / CC BY (

Originally published: June 14, 2020
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