G Marimuthu Passes Away at 58, Tamil Film Industry Mourns the Loss
G Marimuthu had last graced the silver screen alongside superstar Rajinikanth in the movie ‘Jailer’
The Tamil entertainment industry bids farewell to the multifaceted talent G Marimuthu, who died today at the age of 58. The actor, renowned for his stellar performances, passed away of a cardiac arrest at 8:30 am today while dubbing for his television show, ‘Ethirneechal.’
- Marimuthu had last graced the silver screen alongside superstar Rajinikanth in the movie ‘Jailer’.
- He suddenly collapsed during dubbing and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
- Survived by his wife and two children.
Tributes and Condolences
- Rajinikanth condoled his death on Twitter and wrote: “Marimuthu was a wonderful person. His death shocked me. My heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.”
- Sun Pictures, the production house behind ‘Jailer,’ paid a tribute to the late actor-director on X sharing a photograph of Marimuthu. “Condolences! Your work has been impeccable and irreplaceable. Rest in peace,” the tribute read.
- Marimuthu rose to prominence as a YouTube sensation, earning accolades for his compelling performances in ‘Jailer’ and ‘Red Sandal Wood.’
- Marimuthu’s popular television show, ‘Ethirneechal,’ was heralded as a beacon of change.
- Directed by Thiruselvam, the show aimed to shed light on the oppression faced by women in society and their subsequent empowerment.
- Marimuthu portrayed the titular character, Adi Gunasekaran, in this series, earning widespread acclaim.
- His portrayal in ‘Ethirneechal’ catapulted him to stardom, expanding his fanbase exponentially.
- Marimuthu began his career as a director with the 2008 film ‘Kannum Kannum’ and continued to explore diverse projects, including ‘Pulivaal’ in 2014.
- As an actor, he played various supporting roles and gained recognition for his talent.
Tributes from the Industry
“Deeply shattered to know the passing away of director G Marimuthu. We did #KannumKannum and #Pulivaal together. We had a brothers like bond. We agreed to disagree on many. His life wasn’t easy at all. As an actor finally, he was doing very well. He shud’ve been there for a while longer. Sad. Rip. Poittuvaappu.” – Actor Prasanna
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