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After 12 years, a popular character from the ITV soap opera Emmerdale departs in devastating circumstances.

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Jai Sharma and Laurel Thomas, a couple from Emmerdale, wed on Thursday night, but their joyous occasion ended tragically.

After his character Rishi Sharma was killed off in the ITV soap, actor Bhasker Patel bid an emotional farewell to Emmerdale.

In scenes that were broadcast on Thursday night, Rishi was discovered dead at the foot of the stairs after missing the wedding of Jai Sharma and Laurel Thomas (played by Chris Bisson and Charlotte Bellamy).

Prior to his passing, Rishi had finally told Jai who his biological father was and that his brother had an affair with the man’s wife.

“Thanks for watching Rishi over the years,” said the actor who played Rishi in a statement on his departure.I consider it an honour to have worked on the show for 12 years.

I’ve enjoyed it a lot and will really miss it, especially my friends and my job in the charming community of Emmerdale. I appreciate your attention. Be careful, Bhasker.

Jai will find his father’s body at the start of the show on Friday night, although it is unknown how Rishi passed away.

Did he pass away naturally, or was it possible that someone pushed him over the edge?

Chris talked about how his character will feel once his father passes away: regretful.

The soap actor said, “I think it’s going to make things harder for him.” He’ll reflect on it.

It doesn’t just go away, and future scripts will reference this regret again. We consider how their partnership was at the time of his passing.

The Jai Sharma actor continued by describing how it felt to film those poignant scenes with his on-screen father.

Chris said, “I cried my eyes out for two days of filming with a ‘dead Bhasker’ on top of me.

“I felt exhausted at the conclusion of filming since it was challenging and the days were lengthy and emotional.

“But I made an effort to give it my all. We make an effort to enter the characters’ heads.

We as performers aim to convey the characters’ suffering because the audience wants to see and comprehend it.

The actor said, paying tribute to Bhasker, “It does feel extremely strange without him. I consider peeking my head inside of what used to be his dressing room every time I pass by to check how he’s doing. Thus, it seems odd when he is absent.

“Bhasker and I got along really well personally, so that makes a big difference and the loss even greater – we all miss him in the building.”

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