- The actor died at the age of 40 on Thursday
- Initial reports suggested he had suffered a heart attack
- The actor died in Mumbai
Actor Sidharth Shukla's unexpected death on Thursday morning has left the television industry bereft and grief-stricken. Initial reports suggested he had suffered a heart attack; Mumbai's Cooper Hospital, where he was taken, will conduct a post-mortem. He was 40. Twitter was deluged with tributes for the late TV star, who was the winner of the TV reality show Bigg Boss 13 hosted by Salman Khan. TV actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee, who participated with Sidharth Shukla in Bigg Boss 13, tweeted, "I am just numb ..Why Sid? Too soon...May your soul rest in peace my friend." Comedian Sunil Grover, among the earliest to post a tribute, tweeted: "Shocked and sad to know about Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Prayers. Rest in peace."
Read the tributes to Sidharth Shukla here:
I am just Numb..Why Sid?Too soon...May your soul rest in peace my friend. #SiddharthShukla— Devoleena Bhattacharjee (@Devoleena_23) September 2, 2021
Shocked and sad to know about Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Prayers. Rest in peace.— Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) September 2, 2021
"Om shanti," tweeted Sidharth Shukla's fellow Bigg Boss 13 contestant Himanshi Khurrana.
"Shocked and numb," tweeted actress Munmum Dutta.
Shocked and numb. No Words #SiddharthShukla— Munmun Dutta (@moonstar4u) September 2, 2021
Armaan Malik tweeted, "I cannot process this news that I just came across. Is this true? Please no. No... Sidharth Shukla."
I cannot process this news that I just came across. Is this true? Please no. No... #SiddharthShukla— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) September 2, 2021
Sidharth Shukla became a household name after he featured in the TV show Balika Vadhu: Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte, in which he starred opposite late actress Pratyusha Banerjee.
Sidharth Shukla's other TV credits included Dil Se Dil Tak and Love U Zindagi. The actor won Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 and participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6. He also had a supporting role in Shashank Khaitan's Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, co-starring Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.