Tamil actor Daniel Balaji dies of heart attack

According to reports, the actor will be laid to rest at his residence near Purasaiwalkam on Saturday, 30 March.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 30, 2024 | 10:04 AMUpdatedMar 30, 2024 | 10:29 AM

Daniel Balaji dies

Tamil actor Daniel Balaji, popular for his films Vettaiyaadu Vilayaadu (2006) and Vada Chennai (2018), passed away in Chennai due to a massive heart attack. He was 48.

He was admitted to a hospital in Kottivakam in the city after he complained of chest pain.

According to reports, the actor will be laid to rest at his residence near Purasaiwalkam on Saturday, 30 March.

Daniel Balaji’s sudden demise shocked the Tamil film industry and his fans.

The actor carved a niche for himself in the industry with his varied roles, mostly as a villain.

Daniel Balaji started his career in television. His character of Daniel in Chitthi gained him recognition and he got his onscreen name after this serial

Balaji was believed to be a spiritual person and was reportedly building a temple in Avadi.

Condolences

Condolences are pouring in for the actor from his fans and celebrities from the industry.

Director Mohan Raja said Daniel Balaji inspired him to join the film institute.

In his X post, Mohan Raja wrote that Balaji was a very good friend and he will miss working with him.

Writer-director Obeli N Krishna wrote: “Dear friend I couldn’t believe this #rip #ripdanielbalaji”

Tamil actor Narain condoled the death of Daniel Balaji. “Can’t believe he is gone. So unfortunate. His performances will always stay in our minds. But this is really sad news. May his soul rest in peace. #RIPDanielBalaji,” his post read.

Social media is flooded with condolence messages for the actor.

More details are awaited.

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