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Indian Actor Sameer Sharma Found Dead

Indian television actor Sameer Sharma, who was last seen in Yeh Rishtey Hai Pyaar Ke, was found dead on Wednesday night. According to news reports, the security guard at his apartment building in Malad found the 44-year-old actors body. Senior inspector George Fernandez, Malad police station, told the publication, “A case of accidental death has been registered and the body has been sent for autopsy.”

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Television actor Sameer Sharma of the Indian soapie Yeh Rishtey Hai Pyaar Ke was found dead on Wednesday night, no suicide note has been found.

No suicide note was recovered from the spot. Sharma was known for his roles in shows like Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Left Right Left, Jyoti, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon – Ek Baar Phir among others. The actor had faced a major health crisis in 2017 and was on a sabbatical for almost a year. He made a comeback by bagging an important part in Star Plus’ Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke. Sameer played the role of Shaurya, Akshara’s brother in the Shaheer Sheikh-Rhea Sharma starrer. With the impact of the lockdown, Sharma did not shoot as the storyline focused on the other characters of the show.

Sharma’s death comes after other actors including Sushant Singh Rajput who have committed suicide during the lockdown.

Responding to a fan’s post on the actor’s death, Bollywood actor Richa Chadha took to Twitter to share, “When I’d written the blog, I had hinted that there’d be more suicides. And sadly, I still feel like there’d be more. Cast/crew working in show business have no safety net. Discuss restructuring and royalties. Demand your rights. Be compassionate to those around… RIP Sameer.”

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