Popular Indian movie actor Sushant Singh Rajput has been found dead at his home in Mumbai. He was 34.
An investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of his death.
Sushant gained popularity for his performance in the TV series Pavitra Rishta, before starting his career in Bollywood with Kai Po Che!.
He had received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Indian cricketing star MS Dhoni in his biopic.
Sushant was last seen in a fun, retro drama titled Chhichhore.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the actor, calling him "a bright young actor gone too soon".
Sushant Singh Rajput...a bright young actor gone too soon. 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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 14, 2020
Celebrated names in the film industry also took to Twitter to express their grief at his sudden demise.
He loved me so much...I will miss him so much. His energy, enthusiasm and his full happy smile. May Allah bless his soul and my condolences to his near and dear ones. This is extremely sad....and so shocking!! pic.twitter.com/skIhYEQxeO— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 14, 2020
Honestly this news has left me shocked and speechless...I remember watching #SushantSinghRajput in Chhichhore and telling my friend Sajid, its producer how much I’d enjoyed the film and wish I’d been a part of it. Such a talented actor...may God give strength to his family 🙏🏻— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 14, 2020