After many years, many celebrities death mysteries remain unsolved. Continuing from Part-1 of this article, here are other famous celebrities like Sridevi, Sunanda Pushkar, Pratyusha, Jiah that died sudden and mysterious deaths.
She was one of India’s top models during her time. She allegedly hung herself from the ceiling fan in her flat and her diary mentioned ‘I kill’ as the last entry. It is suspected that a verbal spat with her boyfriend may have been the reason behind this step.
The director credited with delivering classics like Coolie, Amar Akbar Anthony, and Dharam Veer was found dead after allegedly jumping off from his house’s balcony. He is said to have been depressed due to career issues and the fact that his back pain was mentally troubling him.
The newbie actor from the Bollywood ‘Dil Hi Dil Mein’ was allegedly found hanging from the ceiling fan of his house by actress Lavina Bhatia. However, she was later released after the police could not prove a motive against her for murdering Kunal. The actor’s father though, claims that his son was murdered.
Vijayalakshmi Vadlapati, better known by her stage name ‘Silk’ Smitha’s death is a major mystery. It is not clear what forced her to commit suicide at the peak of her career in 1996. She allegedly consumed poison, whereas as some reports claim that she hung herself due to rising debt.
Jiah, 25-year-old, who was a British-American actress and singer who had appeared in three Hindi films namely Nishabd, Ghajini, and Housefull. She allegedly committed suicide on June 3, 2013, in Mumbai.
Later during investigations, her mother revealed that Jiah had expressed in a six-page handwritten note that she was being harassed and tortured mentally by her the-then boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi. However, forensic reports later confirmed that Jiah was under the influence of alcohol when she hanged herself. The case against Sooraj’s alleged involvement in her death is still in court.
The famous ‘Balika Vadhu’ actress, Pratyusha Banerjee, allegedly committed suicide at her Mumbai residence in 2016. However, her family and close friends blame her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh for her untimely demise by trying to extort money from her which eventually led her to financial turbulence and depression. Post-mortem of Pratyusha ascertained the cause of her death to be ‘suffocation’ and that she was 2 months pregnant as well.
Sunanda Pushkar was an elite businessperson, a socialite and the wife of an Indian diplomat, author, and politician Shashi Tharoor. A day after a public Twitter spat with a Pakistani journalist called Mehr Tarar (who allegedly was having an affair with Tharoor), Sunanda was found dead in her room at the Leela Palace hotel in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on 17th January 2014.
Initially, the death was suspected to be suicide, but later reports stated that the cause of death was unnatural and that Sunanda had injury marks on her body.
Later, on 1 July 2014, AIIMS doctor, Sudhir Gupta who had given the initial autopsy report said that he was pressured into giving a false report. In a sharp twist, on October 10, 2014, the medical team probing her death concluded that she apparently died of poisoning, but on January 6, 2015, the Delhi Police reported that Sunanda was definitely murdered and filed an FIR was filed in this regard.
Sridevi was one of India’s most iconic actresses of all time with a total of 300 movies and five Filmfare awards and Padma Shri to her credit. She had worked in Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films. Sridevi died at the age of 54 on February 24, 2018, due to ‘accidental drowning in her Dubai hotel room’s bathtub following the loss of consciousness according to her post-mortem report. However, initial reports suggested that she died due to a cardiac arrest. Her fans are demanding re-investigation in this case.
How these beloved celebs died, no one will ever know! We can only pray that their souls rest in peace for eternity!