On 5 August 2011, Shavershian suffered a heart attack in a sauna , while on holiday in Pattaya .  He was taken to a hospital, where doctors were unable to revive him.    His family and friends placed news of his death on Facebook. His death was confirmed on 9 August 2011 by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).  An autopsy revealed a previously undiagnosed congenital heart defect .  His family stated he had shown several minor symptoms in the few months leading up to August 2011, including high blood pressure and occasional shortness of breath. He had a family history of heart problems. 
How might Beckett be written out? In a new interview with TVLine , co-showrunner Alexi Hawley said that with both Katic’s and Nathan Fillion’s contracts up, the Season 8 finale airing May 16 ends “in a very dynamic way which leaves open the possibility that maybe the show won’t come back in the same form.” In that season ender, titled “Crossfire,” a twist in Rick and Kate’s final pursuit of the high-powered drug lord known as LokSat “puts their case — and their lives —in jeopardy,” seemingly allowing the series the option to kill off the intrepid NYPD police captain.