Bollywood star Sidharth Shukla has passed away.
Shukla — an Indian actor, model, and presenter — died at age 40 after suffering a heart attack, per Times of India, on Thursday, Sept. 2. His family told Mumbai police they did not suspect foul play in his death, according to CNN News 18.
The TV channel tweeted on Thursday:
We, at Colors, are saddened & devastated by the sudden loss of our family member, Sidharth Shukla. He will be immensely missed. His passing is an irreparable loss for us & the whole industry. Our prayers & support are with his family, friends & fans. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/oLKizw187f
— ColorsTV (@ColorsTV) September 2, 2021
Shukla kicked off his career in modelling, winning the 2005 “Best Model of the World” contest and becoming the first Indian to earn the title. He made the transition to film and television in 2008, performing in scripted movies, TV shows, music, and reality programs.
His colleagues paid tribute to Shukla on social media.
I m gonna meet you in heaven brother…
R I P sidharthshukla pic.twitter.com/myGwsPOxme
— Asim Riaz (@imrealasim) September 2, 2021
— Kiara Advani (@advani_kiara) September 2, 2021
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) September 2, 2021
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) September 2, 2021
It's just unbelievable and shocking. You will always be remembered @sidharth_shukla. May your soul rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to the family 😞
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) September 2, 2021