By Arré Bench Aug. 06, 2020
Popular TV actor Sameer Sharma was found dead in his Malad apartment late on Wednesday night. The police said that the 44-year-old took his own life. Sharma was best known for appearances in Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, and Left Right Left.
Popular TV actor Sameer Sharma was found dead in his Malad apartment late on Wednesday night. The police said that the 44-year-old took his own life.
Sharma was best known for appearances in a number of TV shows, including Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, and Left Right Left. He has also featured in films like Hassi Toh Phassi and Ittefaq.
A security guard at the actor’s Malad building was the first to find the actor’s body hanging in his flat, following which he alerted the neighbours, the police said. The body has now been sent for an autopsy and a case of accidental death has been registered.
The police also indicated that the actor had died two days prior to his body being recovered. No suicide note was found in his home.
TV actor & model Sameer Sharma was found hanging from his kitchen ceiling at his residence in Malad West last night. Accidental Death Report registered, body sent for autopsy. Looking at body’s condition, it’s suspected that he died by suicide two days back: Malad Police. #Mumbai
— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2020
News of Sharma’s death, barely two months after the controversial death of Sushant Singh Rajput, has come as another shock to the film and TV industry. Several fans and peers of the actor took to social media to pay their condolences.
Actors Siddharth Malhotra, and Varun Dhawan mourned the actor’s death in separate Instagram posts. Malhotra shared a still from Hasee Toh Phasee — in which he featured along with Sharma — and termed the situation “really sad and unfortunate”.
Rest in peace 🙏 Sameer Sharma. Condolences to the family..
— Mouni Roy (@Roymouni) August 6, 2020
“I’m taken aback by this rather appalling news. It is very unfortunate to lose someone so close to us. We really connected over music… It is very hard to come to terms with this,” Ritvik Arora, the actor’s co-star in Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, said in an interview.
Don’t know what prompted #SameerSharma to do what he did!! Shocked and Saddened to know that he is no more!! From #KahaaniGharGharKii to #YehRIshteyHainPyaarKe Sam you will be missed!! #StarPlus pic.twitter.com/7BIWGcGXmW
— salil arunkumar sand (@isalilsand) August 6, 2020
The death has also kept the growing conversation surrounding mental health going, which was first renewed after Sushant Singh Rajput’s unfortunate death in June.
If you are having negative thoughts
– Speak to someone
– Remember no negative feeling is final
– Focus on the positives
– Don’t be afraid to ask for help
– Take a moment to breathe and give your mind a rest
– Don’t overthink
– Remember you are loved and we need you#SameerSharma
— Asjad Nazir (@asjadnazir) August 6, 2020
Every life has its own headlines. We are too busy getting wasted in worries which are not ours but what we are injected with. Look inside. Look around. There’s someone standing at the brink and we can’t see. RIP #SameerSharma https://t.co/J4KeZqVJ2g
— Sayema (@_sayema) August 6, 2020
As the police investigate the circumstances leading to the actor’s death, 2020, it seems, is still hell-bent on proving that it’s the worst year on record.