G Marimuthu, a Tamil actor-director who was most recently featured in Rajinikanth’s hit Jailer, died of a heart attack on Friday, September 8. Ramesh Bala, a film trade analyst, confirmed the news on X (previously Twitter). He was 57.
He was most recognised for his role as Ethirneechal in the Tamil television series Ethirneechal. He has also collaborated with directors such as Mani Ratnam.
Ramesh Bala tweeted, “Shocking: Popular Tamil character actor Marimuthu passed away this morning due to cardiac arrest… Recently, he developed a huge fan following for his TV Serial dialogues… May his soul RIP!”
In another tweet, he added, “He was 57…”
He was 57..
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) September 8, 2023
According to One India, the veteran actor has appeared in over 50 films as well as directed films and acted in TV shows. He worked as an assistant director on films such as Aranmanai Kili (1993) and Ellame En Rasathan (1995) with Rajkiran.
In addition, he continued his career as an assistant director, working alongside Mani Ratnam, Vasanth, Seeman, and SJ Surya. He also collaborated on Silambarasan’s Manmadhan as a co-director.