Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput found dead in his Mumbai home
By Shilpa Jamkhandikar
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was recognized for his role in the biography of then Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2016, was found dead at his home in Mumbai on Sunday, the police said.
He was 34 years old.
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"It pains us to share that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us," said the actor's spokesman in a statement.
Rajput was found dead in his apartment on Sunday morning and an investigation is ongoing, a Mumbai police spokesman said and declined to provide further details.
Local media reported that the actor had been found hanging on the ceiling of his house.
Rajput's death has caused shock waves in Bollywood and Indian sports, and honors and condolences have flowed on social media.
"It's just so shocking. A wonderful talent. RIP Sushant," actor Abhishek Bachchan said on Twitter.
Rajput began his acting career with television soap operas and made his Bollywood debut in 2013. He had appeared in 10 films and his eleventh, an official remake of the Hollywood hit "The Mistake in Our Stars", is due to be released later this year.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra also expressed his shock at the actor's death.
"A bright young actor went prematurely ... his rise to the world of entertainment has inspired many and has made several memorable appearances," Modi said on Twitter.
(Written by Aditi Shah; Edited by Gareth Jones)
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