Veteran filmmaker and actor G Marimuthu died due to cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Chennai, news agency ANI reported. He died of cardiac arrest today around 8:30 am at a private hospital in the city. He collapsed while dubbing his voice for a television serial after which he was rushed to a private hospital in Vadapalani, where he was declared dead, ANI reported. Members of the Tamil film industry paid tributes to the actor. Superstar Rajinikanth paid tribute to his Jailer co-star on X (earlier called Twitter) “Marimuth was a wonderful person. His death shocked me. My heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family,” he wrote.
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) September 8, 2023
Jawan actor Vijay Setupathi also paid tribute to the late actor. “RIP Marimuthu,” he tweeted.
— VijaySethupathi (@VijaySethuOffl) September 8, 2023
Jailer director Nelson Dilipkumar tweeted, “Saddened!! Rest in peace Marimuthu sir ! Remembering the times with you…”
— Nelson Dilipkumar (@Nelsondilpkumar) September 8, 2023
Prasanna, who worked with the filmmaker in Kannum Kannum and Pulivaal, wrote, “Deeply shattered to know the passing away of director G Marimuthu. We did Kannum Kannum and Pulivaal together. We had a brothers like bond. We agreed to disagree on many. His life wasn’t easy at all. As an actor finally he was doing very well. He should’ve been there for a while longer. Sad. Rip.”
Deeply shattered to know the passing away of director G Marimuthu. We did #KannumKannum and #Pulivaal together. We had a brothers like bond. We agreed to disagree on many. His life wasn’t easy at all. As an actor finally he was doing very well. He shud’ve been there for a while… pic.twitter.com/KewaK2Gzxk
— Prasanna (@Prasanna_actor) September 8, 2023
Sun Pictures, the production house that backed Jailer, tweeted, “Condolences! Your work has been impeccable and irreplaceable. Rest in peace Marimuthu.”
— Sun Pictures (@sunpictures) September 8, 2023
Actor Radikaa Sarathkumar paid tribute to the late actor-filmmaker and she wrote, “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.”
— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) September 8, 2023
G Marimuthu’s film credits include Vaali, Jeeva, Pariyerum Perumal to name a few. He was last seen in Rajinikanth’s Jailer. He began his career as a filmmaker with the 2008 film Kannum Kannum. Besides being an actor and a filmmaker, Marimuthu, in the initial stages of his career, worked as an assistant director and also collaborated with lyricist Vairamuthu. He famously starred in the Tamil television series Ethirneechal.