G Marimuthu, a versatile Tamil actor-director, passed away at the age of 57 due to a heart attack.
Marimuthu was known for his roles in Tamil television series and his work as an assistant director with renowned filmmakers like Mani Ratnam.
He collapsed while dubbing for his TV serial "Ethirneechal" in Chennai and was pronounced dead in the hospital.
Ramesh Bala, a film trade analyst, confirmed the news on social media, expressing shock and condolences.
Marimuthu's journey to the film industry began as a waiter in local eateries in his hometown, but he later became an assistant director.
He worked with stalwarts like Rajkiran and went on to collaborate with directors such as Mani Ratnam, Vasanth, Seeman, and SJ Surya.
Marimuthu's directorial venture, the blockbuster "Jailer," received widespread acclaim.
His portrayal in the Tamil television series "Ethirneechal" earned him a dedicated fan base.
Marimuthu's legacy extends beyond his on-screen presence, with a repertoire of over 50 movies and impactful directorial ventures.
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