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Sushant Singh Rajput dies by suicide at 34 in Mumbai

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Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide at his Mumbai home on Sunday morning. Bollywood star dies at 34.

Sushant Singh Rajput commited suicide at his home in Mumbai. The actor was 34. He debuted in Bollywood with Kai Po Che! and was last seen in Chhichhore. Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Bandra home in Mumbai earlier this morning. Some of his friends were also at home when his body was discovered. His body was found hanging from the ceiling fan. Initial reports from the police say that he was suffering from depression for the past six months. His friends also told Aaj Tak that the reason behind this extreme step is depression. Sushant was undergoing psychiatric treatment, said the police.

A suicide note was not recovered. The police have said that it was a case of death by hanging.

Sushant Singh Rajput had hosted a close group of friends at his home on Saturday night, according to sources. This, however, has not been confirmed by any of his friends. Around 10 am this morning, he went back to his room, after which, he was not seen.

The house staff and his friend tried to open the door but in vain. The house staff called a local keymaker. With the help of the duplicate key, they opened the door to discover him hanging. The house help also called the ambulance and the police, who reached his home. The police have found a file which had details of the treatment Sushant Singh Rajput was currently been undergoing. He was suffering from clinical depression for the past six months.

Born in the eastern state of Bihar, Rajput dropped out of a university course in engineering to pursue a career in acting and dance.

His Bollywood breakthrough came in the 2013 film Kai Po Che, which won acclaim at the Berlin film festival.

The actor's last film was Chhichhore, which was released last year. The film's director Nitesh Tiwari said he had spoken to Rajput last week.

"I am at a loss for words. I spoke to him last week over messages. We would text each other on and off. Now this is what I get to hear. He was like a younger brother to me," he told the Press Trust of India (PTI).

In his last post to his 10.2 million Instagram followers on 3 June, Rajput posted a picture of late mother, who died in 2002, when he was a teenager, according to PTI.

He wrote: "Blurred past evaporating from teardrops".