Updated: January 21, 2022 8:17:25 am
Jason Savio Watkins, brother-in-law of choreographer and director Remo D’Souza, reportedly died by suicide at his residence in Mumbai’s Yamuna Nagar in Andheri (west) due to unknown reasons. Oshiwara police station was informed about the death around Thursday noon after a call to the main control room. The police confirmed that Watkins, 48, hanged himself but no suicide note was found.
He was rushed to the Cooper Hospital where he was declared brought dead, the police said.
His family members, including his 74-year-old step father and sister, reportedly told the police that he was suffering from depression for the last three years after his mother Daina passed away.
The family members added Watkins was allegedly addicted to cannabis.
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The family has no complaint against anyone, the police said. As per preliminary investigations, of late, Watkins was not keeping well and had some health-related issues which may have triggered him to take the extreme step. The police said prima-facie there seems to be no foul play.
A case of accidental death has been registered and the body has been sent to a nearby government hospital for post-mortem.
D’Souza’s wife Lizelle took to Instagram to share a few photos of her brother. In one photo, Lizelle wrote, “Why? How could you do this to me? Will never forgive you.” Lizelle also shared a childhood photo of the two.
This is a developing story. More details awaited.
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