Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14. He was 34 years old. After 13 days of his death, the late actor’s family has released a statement, remembering him as the free-spirited, talkative and incredibly bright person.
The family also announced that they will set up Sushant Singh Rajput Foundation (SSRF) to support young talents. They will also turn Sushant’s Patna home, where he was born and bought up, into his memorial.
The statement read, “The world’s Sushant Singh Rajput was simply Gulshan to us. He was free-spirited, talkative and incredibly bright. He was curious about just everything. He dreamed without restraint, and chased those dreams with the heart of a lion. He smiled generously. He was the pride and inspiration of the family.”
It went on to say, “His telescope was his most prized possession, through which he fondly gazed at the stars. We can’t bring ourselves to accept that we wouldn’t get to hear his easy laughs anymore. That we wouldn’t see his sparkling eyes again. That we wouldn’t hear his endless rants about science again. His loss has created a permanent, glaring void in the family that will never be filled.”
Read the statement here:
Announcing the foundation, the statement read, “He truly loved and cherished every single one of his fans. We thank you all for showering our Gulshan with so much love. To honour his memory and legacy, the family has decided to set up Sushant Singh Rajput Foundation (SSRF) to support young talents in areas close to his heart- cinema, science and sports.”
It further read, “His childhood home in Rajiv Nagar, Patna will be turned into a memorial. We will put his personal memorabilia and belongings there, that include thousands of books, his telescope, flight-simulator etc, for his fans and admirers. From now on, we intend to maintain his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page as legacy accounts to keep his memories alive. We once again thank you all for the thoughts and prayers.Sushant’s family.”
Earlier, Sushant’s family organised a prayer meet for him at his house in Patna, Bihar. Sushant’s death has triggered a raging debate about the film industry’s treatment of young actors from outside.
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