Sidharth Shukla Tributes Flood in For Indian Actor Dead at 40 From Heart Attack

Tributes are pouring in for Sidharth Shukla, a television star who has died at the age of 40.

The popular Indian actor died on Thursday of a massive heart attack, according to reports.

Shukla was best known for winning the Bigg Boss 13 reality show and was also a part of the long-running Balika Vadhu.

The actor was taken to Cooper Hospital in Mumbai on Thursday morning after suffering a major heart attack.

Sidharth Shukla
A photo of the late Sidharth Shukla who has died at the age of 40. Instagram

According to reports from local news outlets, the actor was dead when he arrived at the hospital.

The Indian Express reports that police procedures are still ongoing and a post mortem is yet to take place to determine the cause of the heart attack.

As news of Shukla's death spreads, many of Shukla's peers, fans and friends are sharing their condolences on social media.

Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag shared an emotional tribute on Twitter, writing: "Another reminder of how fragile life is. Heartfelt condolences to #SiddharthShukla 's family and friends. Om Shanti."

Another reminder of how fragile life is.
Heartfelt condolences to #SiddharthShukla 's family and friends.
Om Shanti pic.twitter.com/zTinZmyaJ5

— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 2, 2021

While comedian Kapil Sharma tweeted, "Oh god, it's really shocking n heartbreaking, my condolences to the family n prayers for the departed soul. Om Shanti."

Oh god, it’s really shocking n heartbreaking, my condolences to the family n prayers for the departed soul 🙏 Om Shanti https://t.co/BuyIepJjEi

— Kapil Sharma (@KapilSharmaK9) September 2, 2021

"OMG!!! This is So Shocking!!! Words will fail to describe the shock and sense of loss of his near and dear ones !!! May he res in peace !!! No yaar," tweeted actor Manoj Bajpayee.

OMG!!! This is So Shocking!!! Words will fail to describe the shock and sense of loss of his near and dear ones !!! May he res in peace !!! 🙏🙏 No yaar !!!! https://t.co/HmcF1ppJFX

— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) September 2, 2021

While actress Kiara Advani of Kabir Singh fame tweeted: "Gosh this is Heartbreaking!!
May your soul RIP #SidharthShukla My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones."

Gosh this is Heartbreaking!!
May your soul RIP #SidharthShukla
My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/U8nV2bef8V

— Kiara Advani (@advani_kiara) September 2, 2021

Shukla made his acting debut with the TV show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na in 2008 but was best known for his performance in Balika Vadhu.

He also appeared in a number of reality shows, including Khatron Ke Khiladi, India's Got Talent and Bigg Boss which is India's version of Big Brother.

Actor Manoj Bajpayee tweeted: "OMG!!! This is So Shocking!!! Words will fail to describe the shock and sense of loss of his near and dear ones !!! May he res in peace !!! No yaar !!!!"

OMG!!! This is So Shocking!!! Words will fail to describe the shock and sense of loss of his near and dear ones !!! May he res in peace !!! 🙏🙏 No yaar !!!! https://t.co/HmcF1ppJFX

— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) September 2, 2021

While Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat tweeted that Shukla was "too young" to have passed so suddenly.

Too young to go💔 #SiddharthShukla RIP 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/78AW1l8Gsd

— Mallika Sherawat (@mallikasherawat) September 2, 2021

Actress and model Raveena Tandon has also expressed her shock at Shulka's passing.

She wrote: "Omg! Can't believe this news! Still hoping it's not true! So successful and hardworking, too young to go."

Omg ! Can’t believe this news ! Still hoping it’s not true ! So successful and hardworking, too young to go. https://t.co/qoljt4GmiC

— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) September 2, 2021

While actress and author Tisca Chopra added that she was "numb" at the news.

She wrote: "Numb... Siddharth, neighbour and occasional walking buddy .. #SiddharthShukla RIP... hope aunty and friends have the strength to bear your immense loss."

Numb.. Siddharth, neighbour and occasional walking buddy .. #SiddharthShukla RIP .. hope aunty and friends have the strength to bear your immense loss 💔💔💔 https://t.co/FaBmJjU75e

— Tisca Chopra (@tiscatime) September 2, 2021