The Dirty Picture actress Arya Banerjee was found dead at her apartment in Kolkata on December 11, 2020. Forensic experts found she was bleeding from her nose and had vomited. The daughter of late sitarist Nikhil Bandyopadhyay, Arya had acted in 'LSD: Love Sex Aur Dhoka' (2010) and other films besides 'The Dirty Picture' (2011). She had also done some modelling jobs in Mumbai.
Tamil television actress VJ Chitra, who is best known for playing Mullai Kathiravan aka Mulla in the hit Vijay TV serial Pandian Stores, was found hanging from the ceiling fan at a hotel room in Nazarethpettai, Chennai. Reports say Chithra had finished shooting at EVP Film City on Tuesday (December 8) night and had returned to her hotel room around 2:30 am. She was staying at the hotel with her fiance Hemanth.
Television actor Ashiesh Roy, who was suffering from a kidney ailment, passed away at his house, Amit Behl Senior Joint Secretary of CINTAA confirmed to Times of India. The actor was earlier admitted to a Juhu hospital in the recent past, complaining of water retention. He was undergoing dialysis.
Bollywood actor Asif Basra was found hanging in a private complex in Dharamshala. The actor was reportedly found hanging at his rented complex in Himachal Pradesh. While the cause of death is not known yet, it is suspected to be a case of suicide. A forensic team has reached the spot and an investigation in the matter is underway.
Bollywood actor Faraaz Khan breathed his last on Wednesday (November 4). On October 14, it was revealed that Faraaz suffered three consecutive seizures owing to a herpes infection in his brain that had spread from his chest. The actor was admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru last month after he developed pneumonia as a consequence of the seizures. The news of his demise was shared on Twitter by actress Pooja Bhatt. She wrote: "With a heavy heart I break the news that #FaraazKhan has left us for what I believe, is a better place. Gratitude to all for your help & good wishes when he needed it most.Please keep his family in your thoughts & prayers. The void he has left behind will be impossible to fill (sic)."
Malayalam actor Sabari Nath, who is known for his acting in Swami Ayyappan and Minnukettu, passed away on Thursday, September 17, due to a massive heart attack. He was 43. Sabari was last seen in the TV show Padatha Painkili. Sabari is survived by his wife and two daughters. (Image: Instagram)
Noted Telugu actor Jayaprakash Reddy passed away in Vidhya Nagar, Guntur due to heart attack on September 08. He was 74.
Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died on August 28 of cancer, his representative said. He was 43. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press.
Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat has passed away in Hyderabad. He was 50. He'd been suffering from Liver Cirrhosis for the past two years. Kamat, who was admitted to Hyderabad's AIG Hospitals since July 31, 2020, succumbed to his illness at 4:24 pm on Monday (August 17), the hospital confirmed.
Noted Urdu poet and Bollywood lyricist, Rahat Indori breathed his last at a hospital in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on August 11, 2020. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on August 10. A doctor at Sri Aurobindo Hospital said Indori suffered two heart attacks. "He was admitted to hospital on Sunday, after testing positive for COVID-19. He had 60% pneumonia," said Dr Vinod Bhandari.
Bhojpuri star Anupama Pathak Anupama Pathak has allegedly died by suicide at her Dahisar residence in Mumbai. Aged 40. Teportedly the actress committed suicide on August 2. A day before her death, she went live on Facebook (unverified account) where she spoke about feeling cheated and not being able to trust anyone.
Television actor Sameer Sharma, who was known fir his acting in serials Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, Dil Kya Chahta Hai, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, was found hanging at Malad residence in Mumbai. (Image: Instagram)
Veteran Bollywood actress Kumkum passed away on Tuesday. She was 86. She acted in more than 100 films. Mourning the loss, Naved Jafri took to Twitter to share some pictures of the actress along with a heartfelt note. He wrote: "We have lost another gem. I have known her since I was a kid and she was family, a superb artist and a fantastic human being, innalillahe wa innailaihe raajeoon. Rest in peace kunkum aunty (sic)." (Image: Twitter)
Naya Rivera, a singer and actor who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy “Glee,” was found dead on July 13 in a Southern California lake. She was 33. Rivera's body was discovered five days after she disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son, Josey, was found July 8 alone on a boat the two had rented, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said. The Sheriff's Office confirmed that the body was Rivera's. (Image: AP)
Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in 'Jerry Maguire' to Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Twins,' died on July 12, husband John Travolta said. She was 57. Travolta announced the news in an Instagram post that his wife died after a two-year battle with breast cancer. The couple had three children together. (Image: AP)
TV actor Ranjan Sehgal breathed his last on July 11 at a hospital in Chandigarh, Punjab. He was 36. Ranjan had reportedly been unwell for quite some time and lost his life due to multiple organ failure. (Image: Instagram)
Legendary comedian Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, better known by his screen name Jagdeep, breathed his last today in Mumbai. He was 81. The last rites of the actor will be performed tomorrow at Mustafa Bazaar in Mazgaon, Mumbai. Jagdeep started is film journey as a child artist in director BR Chopra's 1951 film Afsana. He went on to work in more films like Ab Dilli Door Nahin, Munna, Aar Paar and Do Bigha Zamin as the child actor. He has appeared in more than 400 films.
Television Actor Susheel Gowda, who has acted in TV serial Anthapura, died by suicide in his home town Mandya, Karnataka. Aged 30, Susheel was one of the popular faces in TV industry.
Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passed away after a cardiac arrest on Thursday night. She was 71. Khan had complained of breathing last month, following which she was admitted to Mumbai's Guru Nanak Hospital. When she was first hospitalised in the last week of June, a COVID-19 test was done, which turned out negative. One of the most prolific choreographers of the Hindi film industry, Khan, fondly called Masterji in Bollywood, had called the shots in over 2000 songs spanning over three and a half decades. (Image: Instagram)
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh was found dead at his Bandra residence here in Sunday morning, police sources said. He was found hanging at his home and a domestic help alerted the police. A team of Bandra Police has rushed to investigate and details are awaited. (Image: Instagram)
Popular Kannada film actor Chiranjeevi Sarja died at a private hospital in Bengaluru following a cardiac arrest. He was 39. "Sarja was brought to our hospital (Apollo) in an unresponsive state. Attempts to revive him failed and was declared dead by the doctors," the official told media. In a statement later, the hospital said Sarja was shifted to emergency room for treatment after he was brought to the hospital in an unresponsive state at around 2.20 p.m. (Image: Instagram)
Singer-composer Wajid Khan of music director duo Sajid-Wajid, popular for their work on superstar Salman Khan's films such as Wanted, Dabangg and Ek Tha Tiger, died in wee hours of Monday (June 1) in a city hospital due to complications arising from a kidney infection. He was 42. (Image: Instagram)
'Pyate Hudugir Halli Life' winner Mebiena Michael passed away in a ghastly road accident. The 22-year-old was en route to her hometown in Madikeri, Karnataka. While on the way, Mebiena’s car ran into a tractor and as a result, she suffered major injuries. The fateful incident took place somewhere near Devihalli in Karnataka and others affected by the accident have been rushed to a nearby medical facility.(Image: Instagram)
"Crime Patrol" actress Preksha Mehta has committed suicide. She was 25. Preksha took her life by hanging from a ceiling fan on Monday night at her residence in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. (Image: Instagram)
French actor Michel Piccoli who is known for his performances in films like 'Contempt' and 'Belle De Jour' passed away at age 94. Starting his screen and stage career in the late 1940s, Piccoli has worked in more than 200 films. (Image :AP)
American character actor Sam Lloyd - best known for portraying lawyer Ted Buckland on the sitcom 'Scrubs' -has died, confirmed his agent on Friday (local time). He was 56. (Image: Instagram)
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai early in the morning. According to reports, the 67-year-old actor was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital after complaining that he was not feeling well. In 2018, Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer for the first time, following which the actor was in New York for nearly a year to undergo treatment. He returned to India in September 2019 after recovering. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Actor Irrfan Khan, one of the most versatile and respected actors in the Hindi cinema, has passed away in Mumbai today. He was 54. Irrfan was admitted in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital due to a colon infection, his spokesperson had confirmed.
was diagnosed with coronavirus when admitted to hospital less than 48 hours ago. He was in no pain, and he slipped away peacefully." Jack played the role of Major Ematt in two 'Star Wars' films. (Image: Twitter)
American singer Joe Diffie, who said that he had tested positive for coronavirus, passed away on March 29. He was 61. The Grammy Award-winning singer died due to complications from COVID-19. Diffie is survived by his wife, Tara Terpening Diffie, and seven children from four marriages. (Image: AP)
Tamil actor and dermatologist Dr Sethuraman passed away due to cardiac arrest at his residence in Chennai on March 26 (Thursday). The actor was best known for his role in 2013’s movie Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya. He was only 36 when he succumbed
to the stroke. (Image: Instagram)
Yesteryears actress Nimmi passed away at her residence in the city on March 25. She was 88 and had been ailing for a while now. Her last rights will take place on March 26. Nimmi, whose name was Nawab Banoo, made her Bollywood debut in Raj Kapoor's 1949 release, "Barsaat", which was Kapoor's first major hit. The film co-starred Nargis.
Well-known fashion designer and Padma Shri awardee Wendell Rodricks died on February 12 following a prolonged illness. He died at 17.45 hrs. Family sources said that the funeral is scheduled for February 13. Besides being an A-list designer, Rodricks was also an activist for various social causes, the environment, and gay rights. In 2014, Government of India's fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, was conferred upon him. (Image: Instagram)
The world bid adieu to a legend as Hollywood’s Kirk Douglas breathed his last at the age of 103 on February 05, 2020. One of the greatest actors of classic Hollywood cinema, Douglas was one of the last stars of the film industry's Golden Age. (Image: AFP)
Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant was one of five people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas of southern California. ”It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas," the City of Calabasas confirmed on its official Twitter account, the Xinhua news agency reported. The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10 a.m. Nobody on the ground was hurt, the city tweeted. Five people were confirmed deceased, no survivors in Calabasas helicopter crash, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tweeted. (Image: Reuters)
Sejal Sharma, who acted in TV show Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her Mira Road residence on January 24, 2020. Sharma was a known face in the advertising world before moving on to TV. She worked with a number of Bollywood actors for her TV commercials. Originally from Udaipur in Rajasthan, Sharma moved to Mumbai in 2017. She also acted in a web show titled Azad Parinde, a report says. This is second such death of a TV actor in recent times. In December, another actor Kushal Punjabi had committed suicide. (Image: Instagram)
Actor Kushal Punjabi, who has appeared in several films and television shows, committed suicide by hanging himself from a fan with a nylon rope on Thursday (December 26) night. The incident happened at 11.10 pm at his residence at Bandra West. An ADR has been registered and further investigation is underway. A suicide note written in English has been found by the police. The suicide note states that no one is responsible for his death. He has also mentioned about the distribution of his property among his family in the suicide note. (Image: Instagram)
Celebrity chef and model Jagee John was found dead in the kitchen of her house at Kuravankonam in Kerala on December 23, police said. Jagee is known for her famous culinary show ‘Jagee's Cookbook’. She was 48. (Image: Instagram)
Veteran actor Shreeram Lagoo, who worked on stage, Bollywood and Marathi films, passed away at a private hospital here late on Tuesday (December 17) following age-related health issues, family sources said. He was 92 and breathed his last at the Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital. The film industry and political circles condoled the demise of Lagoo, including actor Ashok Saraf and state Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant. (Image: Twitter)
Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao died while shooting a television show in China on November 27, 2019. He was 35. Gao collapsed while he was filming for a competitive sports reality show, Chase Me, on Zhejiang Television. A statement from the network said Gao had collapsed while running during filming, and that the hospital confirmed it was a sudden cardiac arrest. (Image: AP)
Kollywood actor Bala Singh has passed away. He was 67. Singh was admitted at Vijaya Hospital in Chennai for food poison and was undergoing treatment there. He died on November 27 at 01:00 AM. His body will be kept for homage in Virgambakkam till evening and then will be taken to his hometown Nagarkoil for the last rites.
K-pop star Goo Hara, a former member of South Korean girl group 'Kara', was found dead at her home in Seoul on November 24. South Korean police say an acquaintance found the 28-year-old dead at her home in southern Seoul and reported it to authorities. (Image: Instagram)
Veteran actress and Shabana Azmi's mother Shaukat Kaifi passed away on Friday (November 22) evening due to prolonged illness. She was 93 years old. Shaukat's son-in-law and famous lyricist Javed Akhtar informed about his death. Akhtar told, "She was 93 years old and was going through many health-related problems. She was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and also kept in ICU for a few days." (Image: Twitter)
Geeta Mali, a playback singer who had sung for some Marathi films died in an accident on Mumbai-Agra highway in Thane district on November 14, 2019, police said. She was heading for Nashik, her hometown, after returning from the United States when the car in which she and her husband Vijay were travelling rammed into a container parked alongside the road. Both Geeta and Vijay were injured seriously and taken to Shahpur Rural Hospital, but Geeta died during treatment, police said. Geeta had sung songs for a few Marathi films and also cut her own music albums. (Image: Instagram)
South Korean pop star and actress Sulli was found dead at her home in Seoul on October 14, 2019. A report by Yonhap news agency said the 25-year-old was found after her manager went to her home in Seongnam because she didn't answer phone calls for hours. The report cited police as saying there were no signs of foul play.
Sulli's legal name is Choi Jin-Ri. She began her singing career in 2009 as a member of the girl band "f(x)" and also acted in numerous television dramas and movies. (Image: AP)
Kadri Gopalnath, noted Indian saxophone player, has passed away aged 69. Gopalnath was ailing for some time and finally breathed his last at a private hospital in Mangalore early on Friday, October 11, 2019.
Gopalnath, whose name is synonymous with saxophone in India, is a Padmashree awardee and is survived by his wife and two sons.
Veteran Hindi and Marathi film-theatre actor Viju Khote passed away due to multiple organ failure on September 29, 2019. He was 77. The actor, most famous for playing the dacoit Kalia in "Sholay" and Robert in "Andaz Apna Apna", died at his residence. "He passed away today at 6.55 am peacefully in his sleep at the residence. He has been unwell since quite some time. He had multiple organ failure," actor Bhavana Balsavar, his niece, told PTI. "He did not wish to die in the hospital so we had brought him home a few days ago. It is a great loss for all of us," she said. (Image: AFP)
Popular Telugu actor Venu Madhav, 39, breathed his last on Wednesday (September 25) at a private hospital in Secunderabad, Hyderabad. He has been suffering from kidney-related ailments for a while now. Telugu film PRO Vamsi Kaka took to Twitter to share news of Venu’s demise. (Image: Twitter)
In a huge loss to the Mollywood, veteran Malayalam actor Sathar passed away on September 17, morning at a hospital in Aluva, Kochi, Kerala.
The 67-year-old actor was unwell and undergoing treatment for the liver-related disease. Sathar was active in the 1970s and 80s and has acted in about 144 films in the span, essaying the characters of both a hero and a villain in these films. Not just an actor, Sathar also tried his hands at production. He stayed a part of the film industry for more than 45 years. (Image: Instagram)
Vidya Sinha, who acted in films like Pati, Patni Aur Woh, Rajnigandha, Chhoti Si Baat among others, passed away on August 15, 2019. She was 71. Earlier in the week, Vidya was put on ventilator support in the hospital in Mumbai. She was diagnosed with lung disorder a while ago and her condition had become worse since three months. The disorder had originated a few years ago and Vidya was brought in while she was in a serious condition.
Child artist Shivlekh Singh (14), who had acted in many Hindi TV serials, was killed and his parents and another person were injured after their car collided with a truck on the outskirts of Raipur. (Image: Instagram)
The accident took place around 3 pm in Dharsiwa area, Raipur Superintendent of Police Arif Sheikh told PTI. While Shivlekh died on the spot, his mother Lekhna and father Shivendra Singh and another person identified as Naveen Singh were injured, he said. Shivlekh, a native of Janjgir-Champa district in Chhattisgarh, had acted in several TV serials including "Sankatmochan Hanuman" and "Sasural Simar Ka", Sharma said. He had also appeared in TV reality shows. (Image: Instagram)
Veteran Bengali actor Swarup Dutta, who is known for his powerful acting, has passed away. He breathed his last today (July 17) morning at 06:10 AM. Swarup was admitted to a private hospital with head injuries after he fell in his bathroom recently. (Image: Facebook)
Veteran Telugu actor-filmmaker G. Vijaya Nirmala died on Thursday (June 27), her son Naresh has confirmed. She was 75. Naresh, who is also a popular Telugu actor, took to Twitter to announce the death of his mother.
Noted actor, filmmaker and playwright Girish Karnad passed away on June 10, 2019. He was 81. Karnad succumbed to a prolonged illness at his residence in Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru, staff from the Cubbon Park Police station, under whose jurisdiction the legendary writer lived, confirmed the sad demise to News18. (Image: PTI)
Veeru Devgan, one of the most celebrated actions and stunts directors in Bollywood, has passed away in Mumbai. He choreographed action scenes in more than 80 films. The father of Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn, Veeru also directed a film with Ajay in the lead, Hindustan Ki Kasam. His other son Anil Devgan is a director. (Image: Yogen Shah)
One of the most prominent faces of Tamil cinema, director J Mahendran breathed his last at his residence in Chennai on April 2, 2019. He was 79. He was hospitalised after a brief illness. His son and filmmaker John Mahendran shared the news on Twitter. He wrote, “Director Mahendran passed away this morning.”
Veteran Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar passed away after a battle with cancer on Feb 4, 2019. He was 70. The actor, who was suffering from cancer for more than one and a half years, breathed his last at a hospital in Mumbai on World Cancer Day.
Veteran actor-writer Kader Khan died due to prolonged illness at the age of 81 on December 31, his son Sarfaraz confirmed. Khan was admitted to a hospital in Canada and his son confirmed that his last rites will be conducted in the country.
Legendary playback Mohammed Aziz died in Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital on November 27, 2018. He was 64. Aziz was a prominent name in the Hindi, Bengali and Oria film industries. Born in Ashoknagar of West Bengal, Aziz started his playback singing career with Bengali film Jyoti. (Image: Special Arrangement)
Former minister and Kannada actor Ambareesh passed away in a Bengaluru hospital on November 24. He died of cardiac arrest. (Image: Special Arrangement)
Indian Hockey player Sandeep Michael passed away at a Bengaluru hospital on November 23 after a brief illness. He was 33. He had a brain infection and was on ventilator since November 18. (Image: Reuters)