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Sidharth Shukla dies at 40, why are cardiac deaths becoming common at a young age?

Sidharth is survived by his mother and two sisters (INDIA TV NEWS)

Fans of Sidharth Shukla are still in shock as the popular actor of India took his last breath this morning at Cooper Hospital in Mumbai.

According to the doctors, the 40-year-old actor suffered a massive heart attack in the morning, it is learned that he was taken to hospital at around 11 am. He is survived by his mother and two sisters.

He indeed died the way it was destined but there are speculations that the actor was under stress and intense smoking led to a cardiac arrest. What can be the possible reason for his sudden heart attack?

Sidharth Shukla

Sidharth Shukla was an Indian actor, host, and model who appeared in Hindi television and movies. His fans were waiting with bated breath for his upcoming projects including a film with Prabhas and his OTT shows, one with actress  Jennifer Winget and the other with Pankaj Tripathi and Monica Dogra.

Sidharth Shukla made his acting debut with a lead role in the 2008 show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. In 2014, he made his Bollywood debut in a supporting role in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. He emerged as the winner of reality shows Bigg Boss 13 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7. 

Famous in Pakistan

Although the TV heartthrob was best known for his role in the long-running Indian TV show ‘Balika Vadhu’ but in Pakistan, he was famous as the winner of Bigg Boss 13 and for his sizzling chemistry with Shehnaaz Gill in the show.

As many Indians were shocked after hearing his demise news, same as Pakistanis were also feeling devastated as their favourite Big Boss winner left the world too soon. Since morning, three different hashtags of Sidharth Shukla have been trending on Pakistan’s Twitter.

Possibility of sudden cardiac death  

One of the most popular winners of Bigg Boss was reportedly brought dead to the hospital on 2nd September. Initial reports indicate that he died of a heart attack, but the cause of death would be ascertained after post mortem, a senior doctor spoke to Hindustan Times.

A doctor named Lekha Pathak that heart attacks are common in individuals with irregular lifestyles or heavy smoking.  The doctor maintained that the high stress level could also be one of the most common triggering factors for the actor’s heart attack.

Sidharth Shukla once told his co-contestant during Bigg Boss show that he used to smoke a lot, however, the actor shared that he had quit smoking.

Smoking and sudden cardiac arrest

Indian doctor named Narayan Gadkar explained to Hundustan Times, “Smoking can indeed kill you. The arteries of the heart are covered by a smooth paint or coating that prevents blood clots. Smoking erodes the paint and the smooth surface becomes rough. When this happens, we call it a plaque erosion or plaque rupture. How it happens is that blood cannot differentiate between an internal or an external injury. When you get an injury outside, there is a blood clot to prevent blood loss. When there is the erosion of plaque, due to smoking or other reasons, blood feeling irregularity in the artery, starts to clot and could lead to a sudden heart attack.” 

To whom Shukla last spoke?

Another Indian TV actor Karan Kundra was the last person the deceased actor spoke to last evening. Karan, who spoke with Sidharth over the phone, wrote in disbelief: “Shocking.. just last night we were talking about how well you’re doing.. can’t believe! Gone to soon buddy gone too soon RIP will remember you always smiling.. extremely sad.”


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