Sushant Singh Rajput, Bollywood star, dies aged 34

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who dropped out of college to pursue a career in the Mumbai film industry and delivered several hit films over the past decade, was found dead in his apartment in Mumbai on Sunday. He was 34.

Social media was flooded with condolences for the actor, with many reacting to the news with disbelief.

“Sushant Singh Rajput…a bright young actor gone too soon,” Indian prime minister Narendra Modi

“He excelled on TV and in films. His rise in the world of entertainment inspired many and he leaves behind several memorable performances. Shocked by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family and fans. Om Shanti.” – Anupam Kher

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar wrote on Twitter: “Honestly this news has left me shocked and speechless.”

He was last seen in the 2019 Netflix film Drive.