Bollywood Star Sushant Singh Rajput Dies by Apparent Suicide at 34
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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.
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 ????????
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 14, 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput…a bright young actor gone too soon. He excelled on TV and in films. His rise in the world of entertainment inspired many and he leaves behind several memorable performances. Shocked by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family and fans. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 14, 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput was a complete outsider who made it from background dancer to a movie star through hard work and talent. That's an amazing and unique true story. Take a moment to remember that above everything. For outsiders, actors struggling, for anyone. That's a legacy.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) June 14, 2020
I’m so shocked to hear about the loss of this wonderful actor #ripsushantsinghrajput???? you will be missed in the acting community. I can’t imagine what pain you have been feeling. Hope you find peace. People – if you… https://t.co/MBeETA7ZuO
— Pooja Kumar (@PoojaKumarNY) June 14, 2020
it’s been hard to accept this sad news about #SushantSinghRajput it hurts so much. May his soul rest in peace. And may we learn how to be kind to ourselves, to others. There is always a way. Be surrounded by good people, open up when in needed but please never give up! ????????
— Izabelle Leite (@izabelleleite25) June 14, 2020
So difficult to get Sushant Singh Rajput out of head. Not been able to do it for a moment since the news first broke.
— Sumit Kashyap (@sumitkashyapjha) June 14, 2020
???? Rest in Power #SushanthSinghRajput Your work in Chichore & Kai Po Che touched so many hearts at home and abroad. Sending light & love to family, friends and fans like me????????
— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) June 14, 2020
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.
Article updated June 15, 2020.
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