Jiah Khan reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at approximately 11:45 pm in her own bedroom of her Juhu family's residence in Mumbai on Monday, 3 June 2013, while her mother, Rabiya, and sister, Kavita, were not at home. A six-page suicide note was found by her sister. The note reportedly indicates that Jiah planned to end her life. However, her mother later said the purported events did not add up and that she suspected foul play and she accused her then-boyfriend, Sooraj Pancholi.
The morning of September 23, 1996, she had contacted her friend, dancer Anuradha, to discuss a matter that was disturbing her. Anuradha said she visited, after dropping her child at school. After a few hours, Smitha was found dead in her Chennai home, much to the shock of her fans. The reason behind her death remains a mystery. Some believe it was suicide, due to depression over her debt accumulated from producing movies, while others call it foul play. A few months later it was declared in the postmortem report that Smitha died of alcoholism and alcohol intoxication.
On April 5, 1993, Bharti fell off the balcony of her fifth-floor apartment in Tulsi Buildings, Versova, Andheri West (Mumbai). When her guests Neeta Lulla, her husband Sajid, and Divya's maid Amrita and neighbours realised what had happened, she was rushed in an ambulance to the emergency department at Cooper Hospital lying in a pool of blood, where she died. The immediate cause of death was stated as severe head injuries and internal bleeding. The reason of her fatal fall was never established and several theories circulated in the media during that time, including falling under the influence of alcohol, being pushed by someone, Bharti's habit of doing thrilling tasks, suicide and the involvement of her husband and underworld mafia.
On 10 October 1964, Dutt was found dead in his bed in his rented apartment at Pedder Road in Bombay. He is said to have been mixing alcohol and sleeping pills. His death may have been suicide or just an accidental overdose. It would have been his third suicide attempt. Dutt's son, Arun Dutt, considered the death to be an accident. Dutt had scheduled appointments for the next day with actress Mala Sinha and actor Raj Kapoor for his movie Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi. According to him, "My father had sleeping disorders and popped sleeping pills like any other person. That day he was drunk and had taken an overdose of pills, which culminated in his death. It was a lethal combination of excessive liquor and sleeping pills."
She was found dead on 22 January 2005 after her residential society secretary alerted the police that she had not collected milk and newspapers from her doorstep for three days. The police suspected that she may have been dead for up to 72 hours before her body was found. She was found to have gangrene of the left foot as a complication of her diabetic condition. A wheelchair was found near her bed and a series of disarranged paintings, clothes, medicines and old newspapers. She had a bandage on her left foot, that she had put on, to treat her gangrene which had resulted from a long ailment of diabetes. It is possible that she was unable to walk in her last days due to a gangrenous foot and required the use of a wheelchair to move inside the house. A post-mortem was conducted at Cooper Hospital and reports showed that there were no traces of food in her stomach, but some alcohol (possibly from her medication) was found and it is possible that she had not consumed anything for more than three days and as a consequence starved to death.
On 1 March 1994, per news Manmohan Desai fell from the balcony in Gurgaon as the rail he was leaning on collapsed and died. Very little is known about his death except that he was suffering from chronic back pain. Rumours of him committing suicide have not been confirmed.