UK: 38-Year-Old Actor Dies Suddenly of a Brain Aneurysm

Do you remember famous people in their 30s dying from mystery brain aneurysms and mystery heart failure a couple times a week before the coronavirus vaccine?

I don’t personally remember that being a thing.

The Independent:

Former Eastenders star Ashvin Luximon has died from an aneurysm at the age of 38, his family has confirmed.

He died on 23 July, with the funeral taking place on 11 August.

Luximon is best known for playing Asif Malik (the naughty school friend of Martin Fowler) in the BBC soap from September 1999 to October 2003, appearing in 146 episodes.

His family set up a tribute page and are raising money for various charities in his name.

They said in a statement: “Ash’s unexpected passing has hit us all hard, but we want to take the time to remember his larger than life spirit.

“He loved and was loved by so many. He sang a mean karaoke tune and had a voice loud enough to hear from space! He brought laughter and the best cuddles.

“Please use this space to share thoughts, photos and memories. Please be respectful.”

Sometimes, young celebrities used to die from drug-related causes. But it was always a huge deal. When Heath Ledger died before the release of Batman 2, it was a major, major news event. Just so when Chris Farley died at 33. Both were immediately known to be drug-related deaths, and with Farley, he was morbidly obese and smoking crack. And it was still this major shock.

Now, multiple celebrities in their 20s and 30s die every week or every day, and there is just no comment. We’re all just supposed to assume that this has always happened.

It’s nutty, frankly. It makes everyone feel like they’re going crazy.