Pakistani singer Zain Ali found dead at friend's home; cause of demise not known
Zain Ali, Pakistani contestant from the 2012 edition of popular Indian music show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, passed away on 21 July as he breathed his last at a friend's house in Sheikhupura near Lahore.
Hailing from Lahore, Zain reportedly left his house on the night of 20 July (Thursday), to meet a friend. “Zain told us that he was going to hang out with his friends for a few days but we woke up to the news of his death. He was unmarried and had no love affairs or financial troubles that we know. In fact, Zain was about to make a new song for an upcoming film soon and was very excited about it,” said the singer's brother Sonu Ali, according to a report by The Indian Express.
Zain’s friends told his brother that they found Zain lying unconscious in the washroom of his friend's house. There is an ongoing medical investigation that is looking into the cause of death with nothing being confirmed as of now.
Zain's brother Sonu has admitted to Zain's drug usage and addiction. However, he refuted that as the possible cause of death, allegedly claiming that his brother would not have crossed the limits. Sonu has also reportedly suggested that Zain might have died of a brain hemorrhage, according to the same Indian Express report. However nothing has been confirmed yet, as the family is still awaiting Zain's medical reports.
Belonging to the Saeed Mitha family of musicians, Zain shot to instant fame after participating in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa five years ago and was greatly appreciated by both Indian and Pakistani audiences. He was a part of the famous duo Sajid-Wajid's team. Zain did not win the music show but garnered many accolades from famed and respected veterans from both the music industries. He was also touted as the future of Pakistani music.