Renowned Malayalam actor and former Lok Sabha MP Innocent passed away at the age of 75 in a private hospital in Kochi.
New Delhi: Renowned Malayalam actor and former Lok Sabha MP Innocent passed away at the age of 75 in a private hospital in Kochi. According to the hospital, the actor died due to Covid infection, respiratory ailments, multiple organ failure and cardiac arrest. Now there is an atmosphere of sorrow in the industry since his death.
The actor was not keeping well for some time. He was earlier suffering from cancer, from which he had won the battle, but due to respiratory problems, he was admitted to a private hospital on March 3. At the same time, he died at Kochi VPS Hospital at around 10:30 pm on Sunday, March 26. He is survived by his wife Alice and son Sonnet.
The hospital where the actor was admitted. His official says that the actor had multiple organ failure and died of a heart attack. The actor was suffering from cancer a few years ago, but in the year 2015, he announced that he was free from the disease. He talked about his battle with cancer in his book ‘Laughter in the Cancer Ward’.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan mourned the former Lok Sabha MP’s death. “Innocent captured the hearts of people with his unique style of acting and as a public figure he touched the lives of people, taking up their issues,” Mr Vijayan said.
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also condoled Innocent’s death and said that he was a brilliantly inventive and gifted actor.
“Mourning the loss of character actor, comedian & one-time Kerala MP Innocent, who has just passed away at age 75. Aside from being a brilliantly inventive and gifted actor, he was a fine human being whom it was a pleasure to interact with in the Lok Sabha. RIP. Om Shanti,” Mr Tharoor said on Twitter.
Mourning the loss of character actor, comedian & one-time Kerala MP Innocent, who has just passed away at age 75. Aside from being a brilliantly inventive & gifted actor, he was a fine human being whom it was a pleasure to interact with in the Lok Sabha. RIP. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/m9mFGI8DwM
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 26, 2023
The actor last worked in Prithviraj Sukumaran’s 2022 film ‘Kaduva’. He did more than 700 films in his career spanning over five decades. He was also the President of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes for 12 years. He was recognized as the best comedian in Malayalam cinema. Apart from this, he also played the role of a villain. Along with this, Innocent also made a lot of headlines as a mimicry artist.