On Thursday, the winner of Big Boss 13 and famous television and film actor Sidharth Shukla died of a heart attack at Cooper Hospital in Mumbai aged 40.
Sidharth Shukla suffered a massive heart attack in the morning, it is learned, and was taken to hospital at around 11 am. He is survived by his mother and two sisters. “He was brought dead to the hospital some time ago,” the senior Cooper Hospital official told PTI. “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,” said a senior doctor from the forensic department of the hospital.
The news of Sidharth Shukla’s death has left netizens in shock and grief with many netizens saying that Sidharth’s death has been the biggest loss after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
It's hard to believe. Young and fit Sidharth Shukla passed away due to heart attack. Biggest loss after Sushant Singh.
— Surajkumar (@Soorajdeep) September 2, 2021
— vishal sharma (@vlsharma48) September 2, 2021
Actor Manoj Bajpayee took to Twitter to pay tribute. He wrote, “OMG!!! This is So Shocking!!! Bigg Boss co-contestant Himanshi Khurana tweeted, “Om Shanti.” She added in another tweet, “Oh my God. It’s hard to believe. RIP Sidharth Shukla.”
Comedian and actor Sunil Grover tweeted, “Shocked and sad to know about Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Prayers. Rest in peace.”
Sidharth was also known for his strong friendship with his Bigg Boss co-contestant Shenaaz Gill, which was often thought to be a romantic relationship. The rumoured couple appeared in several popular music videos together and were fondly known as ‘Sidnaaz’ by their legions of fans.