Actor and model Sidharth Shukla, the winner of Bigg Boss 13, has died of a sudden heart attack. He was 40 and is survived by his mother and two sisters. Reportedly, Cooper Hospital has confirmed his death.
Apparently, the actor suffered a massive heart attack in the morning. He was taken to hospital at around 11 am. The senior Cooper Hospital official told PTI, "He was brought dead to the hospital some time ago."
A senior doctor from the forensic department of the hospital told Hindustan Times, "Initial report indicates that he died of a heart attack. We, however, won't be able to confirm the cause of his death until we complete the post mortem."
According to the India Today report, hospital sources said he took some medicine before sleeping and didn't wake up.
Sidharth began his career as a model and made his acting debut with a lead role in TV show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. He appeared in a few shows, but became a household name with Balika Vadhu. He had done a few music videos and all of them were major hits.
He had recently appeared with Shehnaaz Gill in Bigg Boss OTT and Dance Deewane 3 as also the web series Broken But Beautiful 3, which was his OTT debut.
Sidharth had participated in reality shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 and Bigg Boss 13, winning KKK7 and BB13. He made his Bollywood debut with Karan Johar's film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania in which he played a supporting role opposite lead Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.