Comedian Vadivel Balaji dies at 45 in Chennai
Comedian Vadivel Balaji, who shot to fame with popular television shows - Adhu Idhu Edhu and Kalakapovathu Yaaru, passed away today (September 10). Aged 45, his sudden demise has sent shockwaves across the Tamil film industry with many celebrities grieving his loss. Vadivel Balaji was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai recently after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Balaji, who was on ventilator support, was later shifted to a government hospital as his family couldn't manage finances. The comedian was paralyzed after having the heart attack and had been under treatment for the past 15 days. According to reports, the actor passed away early this morning due to complications in his health.
There are also reports that the comedian faced financial issues during the lockdown. Vadivel Balaji is survived by his wife, a son, and a daughter.
Vadivel Balaji had also been a part of few films in Tamil. He was widely appreciated for imitating popular comedian Vadivelu. In fact, this was the reason people fondly called him Vadivel Balaji. In one of the shows, Vadivelu himself showered praises on Balaji for imitating him perfectly.
Vadivel Balaji was last seen playing a pivotal role in Nayanthara's hit film Kolamaavu Kokila. Born in Madurai, the actor made his debut in Tamil cinema with a film titled En Raasavin Manasile, which released in 1991.