A popular Bollywood actor was found dead in his Mumbai apartment late Thursday night, according to local reports.
The Times of India reported that 42-year-old Kushal Punjabi was found hanging from the ceiling by some friends, when they entered his apartment in the hip neighborhood of Bandra around 11:30 p.m.
On Thursday afternoon, his parents started to worry when he didn’t return any of their calls. They alerted his friends, who went into his place using a duplicate key.
They informed the police, who ruled the death as a suicide.
“He left a one-and-a-half page suicide note,” senior police inspector from Bandra police station Vijay Lakshmi Hiremath told the Deccan Chronicle. In the note, he wrote that his property should be divided among his parents, his 3-year-old son Kian, and his sisters.
An Accidental Death Report was registered at the police station, according to the publication.
Punjabi — who co-starred in the movie “Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love” with Priyanka Chopra, and who was the winner of the popular reality competition show “Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout” in 2011 — wrote in the note that nobody should be blamed for his suicide.
Conflicting reports cite his age as 42 and 37.