Actor-Director Ji Mari Muthu Passes Away Due to Heart Attack, Sudden Demise Shocks Tamil Film Industry.
Tamil actor-director Ji Mari Muthu, last seen in Rajinikanth’s film “Jailer,” has passed away at the age of 57. The South Indian Artists Association stated that Mari Muthu’s death occurred on Friday due to a cardiac arrest. Allegedly, he faced discomfort during dubbing for a Tamil TV serial and was rushed to the hospital.
Mari Muthu had recently started acting again, and she appeared in a number of movies and TV shows. The 57-year-old actor received condolences from the Tamil cinema industry when word of his passing spread.
Rajinikanth, a superstar, too paid respect to the late actor. He said in Tamil on Twitter, “Mari Muthu was a lovely person. I’ve been shocked by his passing. My sincere condolences go out to his bereaved family.
Famous actor Prasanna, who appeared in “Kannum Kannum” and “Pulival,” both directed by Mari Muthu, also sent his sorrow. On #KannumKannum and #Pulival, we collaborated. Despite our disputes, we shared a brotherly relationship. His life was everything but simple. He was finally flourishing as an actor. He ought to have remained with us for some more time. Sad. Heartbreaking.”
Career of Mari Muthu.
More about Ji Mari Muthu.
Mari Muthu made his film producing debut in 2008 with “Kannum Kannum.” He had interesting roles in Tamil movies in addition to directing them. He collaborated with poet Vairamuthu early in his career. In Tamil movies, he also served as an assistant director. A few performances to mention are “Vaali,” “Jeeva,” “Periyerum Perumal,” and “Jailer.”
Mari Muthu’s Career
In 2008, Mari Muthu began his career as a film producer with “Kannum Kannum.” Besides directing films, he portrayed intriguing roles in Tamil movies. In the early stages of his career, he worked with lyricist Vairamuthu. In addition to his role, he served as an associate director in Tamil cinema productions. Some notable performances include “Vaali,” “Jeeva,” “Periyerum Perumal,” and “Jailer.”
Apart from films, Mari Muthu had been part of the Tamil television series “Ethir Neechal” since 2022. He was a YouTube sensation with his opinions trending on social media platforms.
Hospitalization and Passing
Ji Mari Muthu reportedly collapsed around 8:30 AM on Friday while dubbing for his TV serial in Chennai. He received prompt medical attention at a nearby medical facility, but despite all efforts, he was declared deceased. Noted public relations professional Johnson, who works in the South Indian film industry, tweeted, “Shocking… director-actor Mari Muthu passed away this morning at 8.30 AM due to cardiac arrest. Rest in peace, Mari Muthu.” In another tweet, he confirmed, “It has been confirmed that actor Mari Muthu (58), who was dubbing for the Ethir Neechal serial this morning, suddenly lost consciousness and was taken to nearby Surya Hospital, where he passed away due to chest pain…”