Samantha Ruth Prabhu
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South Indian actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu's maternal uncle has been found dead under mysterious circumstances on 26 October.

Andy Morris, 58, was working as a manager at a private travel agency and used to reside inside a room in the office. Morris, brother of Samantha's mother Ninette Prabhu, was spotted dead at his room in Pallavaram, Chennai on Monday. 

He was found dead by other staff after they noticed a foul smell coming out of his room. He was last seen by the staff on Saturday and did not enquire about him on Sunday as they thought he might be on leave that day.

A case has been registered under Section 174 CrPC (Unnatural death) by Pallavaram police and his mortal remains have been sent to a government hospital in Chromepet for conducting post-mortem. Since there aren't any external injuries, police suspect he might have suffered heart attack.

However, reports suggest there might be some foul play after he died under mysterious circumstances.

Meanwhile, Samantha was last seen opposite Chiyaan Vikram in Vijay Milton's action thriller "10 Endrathukulla" and has handful of projects in her kitty, including "Thanga Magan", "Arjun, Divya Matrum Karthik", "24", "Vijay 59", "A.. Aa", "Brahmotsavam" and "Vada Chennai".