iddharth Shukla has died
So Sidharth Shukla, a prominent television and cinema actor best known for his part in the long-running TV serial Balika Vadhu, died on Thursday after suffering a massive heart attack.
The death of the 40-year-old, who was also the winner of the reality show Bigg Boss 13, but has shocked everyone.
As we mourn his passing, here’s a look at some famous superstars who died far too young, in their forties.
Siddharth Shukla has joined the terrible club of celebrities who died in their 40s.
Chadwick Boseman: The actor best recognized for his role as Black Panther died of colon cancer at the age of 43 in 2020.
He never spoke publicly about his sickness, and it was later discovered that he worked and completed several films, including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, for which he received a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Rituparno Ghosh was a doyen in the Bengali film scene as a director, producer, writer, and actor.
The National Award winner died of a major heart attack at the age of 49 on 30 May 2013, making him one of the most respected film directors in the country.
Paul Walker: Best known as the hero of the Fast & Furious film franchise, the actor died tragically in a vehicle accident in 2013 at the age of 40.
Sanjeev Kumar: Another Bollywood actor who died young was Sanjeev Kumar, a National Award winner. Kumar was a cut above the rest, playing a wide range of roles in a wide range of genres with aplomb.
Kumar worked in the sector for 25 years and died in 1985 at the age of 48 after suffering a major heart attack.
Elvis Presley: The king of rock ‘n’ roll and a movie star in his own right, Elvis Presley died of a heart attack at the age of 42 decades ago, yet he is still remembered as a larger-than-life figure.
Inder Kumar: He may have appeared in Bollywood films in supporting roles, but Inder Kumar was a well-known actor who tragically died young.
Kumar experienced many ups and downs over the course of his career, which spanned little over two decades.
In 2017, he died of a heart arrest at the age of 43.
So Freddie Mercury was a bombastic lead singer for Queen, with a four-octave range ranging from a low growl to soaring heights.
He was nearly godlike as a performer, filling stadiums and delighting audiences with his theatrical antics and excellent music.
Mercury died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1991 at the age of 45.
Alexander McQueen was a British fashion designer recognized for his dramatic designs and flawless craftsmanship.
In 2010, at the age of 40, he committed suicide, shocking the fashion industry.
Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, committed suicide in July 2017 at the age of 41.
After Bennington’s death, the band released the song One More Light, which was about a friend’s death.
Vinod Mehra: Vinod Mehra, who made his Bollywood debut as a child actor, died of a heart attack at the age of 45.
Mehra also worked in Bollywood for nearly two decades as a producer and director.
Steve Irwin is a conservationist who became famous around the world because of his television show The Crocodile Hunter.
So Irwin was up around crocs at his family’s Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park, the son of a wildlife specialist father and a wildlife rehabilitator mother.
In 2006, a stingray barb penetrated his chest, killing him at the age of 44.