Tamil TV star Sai Prashanth commits suicide, loneliness cited as reason

  • IANS, Chennai
  • Updated: Mar 14, 2016 12:05 IST
South Indian actor Sai Prashanth committed suicide on Sunday. He was 30. (YouTube grab)

Popular Tamil television actor Sai Prashanth allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Chennai on Sunday, police said. According to police sources, the 30-year-old mixed poison in his drink.

“The reason behind the suicide is not clear. We think it could be loneliness,” a police official said. Prashanth’s body has been taken to Kilpauk Medical College for post-mortem.

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After divorcing his first wife, Prashanth re-married three months ago. Prashanth’s parents, who are based in Hosur, were informed of his death. His mother Lalitha S Subash is a former vice-president of the state BJP.

Known for working in serials such as Annamalai, Selvi and Arasi, he had also starred in a few Tamil films such as Neram, Thegidi and Vadacurry.

Prashanth started off his career as a video jockey and hosted popular show, Dil Dil Manadhil.

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