The death of actor, host and model Sidharth Shukla left a void in the lives of fans. Unfortunately, his death was not the first of its kind.

EastMojo brings to you 5 actors who died tragically young:

Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput died on June 14, 2020. He was found dead at his home in Bandra, with his body hanging from a ceiling fan. The cause of death was said to be suicide and the autopsy report said Rajput died of asphyxiation due to suffocation. His death sparked a major controversy with fans demanding justice for the actor.

Sidharth Shukla’s death, the actor who died on September 2, is also being compared to Sushant Singh Rajputs death as fans are beginning to spin controversies on Twitter.

Pratyusha Banarjee

Pratyusha Banerjee, who played Anandi in ‘Balika Vadhu’, passed away on April 24, 2016, at the age of 24. She was found hanged at her Goregaon house. The actress was taken to a hospital in Andheri by her direct boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh, where she was pronounced dead.

Jiah Khan

The death of Jiah Khan, who died in June 2013 at the age of 25 at her residence in Mumbai, shook Bollywood greatly. Although her death was a decision to commit suicide, her mother accused her alleged boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi of charges of abetment to suicide.

Divya Bharathi

Bollywood lost another gem with the tragic death of ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’ famed Divya Bharathi as she passed away on April 5, 1993, at the age of 19. Her deaths are still one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in Bollywood. She fell from the balcony of her home in Mumbai and was pronounced dead immediately.

Smita Patil

The death of National Award-winning actor Smita Patil came as a shock to the public. She faced death two weeks after her child Prateik Babbar was born, due to childbirth complications.

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