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Tamil actor-comedian Kumarimuthu dies at 77

Kumarimuthu, the Tamil actor-comedian, died in Chennai on Sunday. He was 77.

regional-movies Updated: Feb 29, 2016 13:34 IST
Known for his comic roles, Kumarimuthu starred in nearly 50 films in his career spanning over three-decades.
Known for his comic roles, Kumarimuthu starred in nearly 50 films in his career spanning over three-decades.(YouTube Grab)
         

Tamil actor-comedian Kumarimuthu died in Chennai on Sunday at a private hospital. He was 77. “He passed away on Sunday night at Kauvery hospital due to some age-related ailments,” said a source close to the actor.

Known for his comic roles, Kumarimuthu starred in nearly 50 films in his career spanning over three-decades. He was best known for his signature laugh.

Some of his best films are Idhu Namma Aalu, Sahadevan Mahadevan, Oru Oorla Oru Rajakumari and Marumagan. In his brief stint in politics, Kumarimuthu was a member of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).

First Published: Feb 29, 2016 13:08 IST

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