Seven Deaths In Seven Days: Entertainment Industry Shocked By Recent Deaths Of Celebrities

Recent Deaths Of Celebrities
Rock n roll superstar Tina Turner, who delivered hits like The Best and What’s Love Got to Do With It, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 83 after a long illness. She was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and went through a kidney transplant in 2017. She passed away peacefully in her home in Kusnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland.

Turner defined the era of music in the 1980s. She started out with her ex-husband, Ike Turner, in the 1950s, and after two decades, she divorced him because of his abusive nature. She made a historic comeback in the 1980s as a solo performer and went on to become one of the best performers in the world.

Tina Turner is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is the first black artist and the first woman to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. She is also the proud recipient of 12 Grammy Awards.

Recent Deaths Of Celebrities

Shockingly, the past week has witnessed the demise of several prominent celebrities.

Vaibhavi Upadhyaya

Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai ‘Jasmine’ actor Vaibhavi Upadhyaya passed away in a car accident on May 23 morning at the age of 32. She was in Himachal Pradesh, travelling in a car with her fiancée, when the vehicle went out of control at a sharp turn, leading to the actor’s demise. Upadhyaya was a notable actor in the small screen and theatre industries. She had worked in movies like Chhapaak alongside Deepika Padukone, Citylights alongside Rajkumar Rao, sitcoms including CID, Adaalat, and Kaya Qusoor hain Amala Ka? and a web series, Please Find Attached.

Nitesh Pandey

Actor Nitesh Pandey, 51, passed away from a cardiac arrest in his hotel room at Lgatpuri, near Nashik on May 23. His demise was confirmed by producer Siddharth Nadar, Pandey’s brother-in-law. He started out as an artist in the early 90s and went on to work in several famous television series, including Khosla Ka Ghosla, Astitva Ek Prem Kahani, Justajoo, Durgesh Nandini, and Manzilein Apani Apani. One of his most memorable performances was his role as Dheeraj Kumar, the father of the protagonist in Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara Pyara. He also worked alongside Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om.

Aditya Singh Rajput

Actor and casting coordinator Aditya Singh Rajput was found dead in his home in Mumbai’s Andheri on May 22. He rose to fame after participating in the celebrity dating show Spiltsvilla Season 9. Since the reasons for his demise are unknown, his mother, Usha Rajput, urged people to refrain from spreading conspiracy theories. According to reports, Rajput’s friend found him lying unconscious on the bathroom floor. He was rushed to the hospital, but the doctors declared him dead on arrival. As of now, the police have not discovered anything regarding Rajput’s tragic demise. Rajput was well-known for acting in Krantiveer: The Revolution, Cambala Investigation Agency, Gandi Baat, and U, Me Aur Hum.

Sarath Babu

Legendary actor Sarath Babu, who was widely known for his performances in Tamil and Telugu cinema, passed away in Hyderabad on May 22 at the age of 71. According to the hospital statement, the actor died due to multiple organ failures. He was first admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru last month due to illness and was later shifted to Hyderabad owing to his deteriorating health condition. Sarath Babu has acted alongside superstars like Rajnikath, Kamal Hassan, NT Rama Tao, Jaishankar, and Chiranjeevi. He also worked in Malayalam and Kannada films.

Ray Stevenson

Renowned Irish actor Ray Stevenson, who is known for his role as Governor Scott Buxton in the Telugu film RRR, passed away on May 21. He breathed his last at Anna Rizzoli Hospital in Lacco Ameno, Italy. No cause of death has been revealed, but it was reported that the 50-year-old actor was hospitalised while he was filming on the Italian island of Ischia. He was widely known for playing Volstagg in the Thor films and was playing the main antagonist in the upcoming Star Wars series, Ahsoka.

Andy Rourke

Andy Rourke, bassist of the British rock band The Smiths, has been a legend in the music industry since the band was created in the 1980s. He passed away on May 19 after battling pancreatic cancer for a long period of time. This Charming Man and There is a Light That Never Goes Out are examples of his notable works. After the Smiths broke up in 1987, Rourke worked on his former bandmate Morrissey’s solo tracks Piccadilly Palare, Interesting Drug, and November Spawned a Monster.

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