Television actor Ashiesh Roy passed away at the age of 55 at his Mumbai residence at 3.45 am on Tuesday. The actor, who had appeared in TV shows and films in his long career, was suffering from a kidney ailment for a long time. The news of the actor’s death was confirmed by office bearers of the Cine and TV Artistes Association. Ashiesh had appeared in TV shows such as Banegi Apni Baat, Sasural Simar Ka, Remix, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi.
According to sources close to the actor, he was supposed to undergo dialysis but died late on Monday night.
Ashiesh had been admitted to the hospital a few times in the last couple of years and had run out of money. He had complained about lack of funds and no work, a condition made worse by the lockdown. “I was already facing a money crunch and the situation has worsened owing to the lockdown. I had savings of Rs 2 lakh, which I spent during the first two days of being hospitalized. I can’t continue staying here even if I were to die tomorrow,” he had said in an interview.