G Marimuthu’s Sudden Demise
On a somber note, it has been reported that G Marimuthu, the renowned Tamil actor-director, passed away due to a heart attack. The 57-year-old actor, known for his recent appearance in the blockbuster movie “Jailer” alongside Rajinikanth, left behind a legacy that will be remembered by many.
The News Breaks
Film trade analyst and industry insider Ramesh Bala shared this unfortunate news on social media, specifically on X (formerly known as Twitter), confirming the sudden demise of G Marimuthu.
SHOCKING : Popular Tamil Character Actor #Marimuthu passed away this morning due to cardiac arrest..
Recently, he developed a huge fan following for his TV Serial dialogues..
May his soul RIP! pic.twitter.com/fbHlhSesIy
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) September 8, 2023
An Accomplished Career
G Marimuthu was a familiar face in the Tamil entertainment industry. He gained recognition for his role in the Tamil television series “Ethirneechal.” Moreover, he had the privilege of working with eminent filmmaker Mani Ratnam and others as an assistant director.
The Tragic Incident
Marimuthu’s sudden demise unfolded when he reportedly collapsed while dubbing for his TV serial “Ethirneechal” in Chennai around 8.30 am on a Friday morning. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was, sadly, pronounced dead. The news was shared on social media by Johnson, a public relations professional closely associated with the South film industry.
“Shocking… director-actor Marimuthu passed away now at 8.30 am. Due to cardiac arrest. RIP Marimuthu,” he tweeted. In another tweet, he said, “It has been confirmed that actor Marimuthu (58) who was dubbing for Ethireneechel serial this morning suddenly fainted and was taken to the nearby Surya Hospital, where he died due to chest pain.
Tributes Pour In
In the wake of this tragic loss, tributes have poured in from colleagues and fans alike. Actor Radikaa Sarathkumar expressed her condolences, saying, “So sad and shocked to hear of his passing of Marimuthu have worked with him a man with talent, gone so soon. Condolences to his family.”
A heartfelt fan tribute read, “Deeply saddened to hear about the untimely demise of the versatile actor Marimuthu. His recent blockbuster was ‘Jailer.’ He was a superstar on both the big and small screens. A tremendous loss for our industry. May his soul rest in peace.”
#WATCH | Tamil Nadu | People mourn the demise of director-actor G Marimuthu and pay tribute to him at his residence in Chennai. He died of cardiac arrest today around 8:30 am at a private hospital in the city.
He was last seen in superstar Rajinikanth’s latest film ‘Jailer’. pic.twitter.com/LAsqtUojaB
— ANI (@ANI) September 8, 2023
The Journey of G Marimuthu
G Marimuthu’s journey in the world of cinema was marked by dedication and perseverance. Leaving his hometown of Pasumalaitheri in Theni, he arrived in Chennai in 1990 with dreams of becoming a film director. His initial struggles saw him working as a waiter in hotels, but fate had other plans.
He crossed paths with lyricist Vairamuthu, which eventually led to a role as an assistant director alongside Rajkiran on films like “Aranmanai Kili” (1993) and “Ellame En Rasathan” (1995). Marimuthu continued to climb the ladder of success, collaborating with renowned filmmakers such as Mani Ratnam, Vasanth, Seeman, and SJ Surya. He even served as a co-director on Silambarasan’s “Manmadhan.”
G Marimuthu’s life and career have left an indelible mark on the Tamil film industry, and he will be fondly remembered by all those whose lives he touched.