Legendary actor and former MP Ambareesh passed away on Saturday night after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest. Known are the ‘Rebel Star’ of the industry, the veteran actor breathed his last in Bengaluru on Saturday at the age of 66. Ambareesh was rushed to the hospital on Saturday night soon after he collapsed at his home in Bengaluru. He was rushed to Vikram Hospital but passed away shortly after he was brought to the hospital of a massive cardiac arrest. “Despite all aggressive resuscitation efforts, Amabreesh could not be revived and is declared deceased at 22.15 on 24.11.2018,” read the statement by the hospital.
It’s end of an era! Fans and celebs are totally shattered with this heartbreaking news. The demise of the legendary actor has gone viral on social media. Celebs from the film industry have been paying their last respect to Ambareesh on twitter. Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal, Allu Arjun and many others took to Twitter to mourn the death of the Kannada star. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter and wrote, “grieved to learn of the passing of a colleague Ambareesh .. condolences and prayers ..” The megastar had featured in Ambareesh’ remade film Chakravyuha. The film was remade into Hindi as Inquilaab, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi.
— Mammootty (@mammukka) November 25, 2018
A wonderful human being … my best friend … I have lost you today and will miss you … Rest In Peace #Ambrish
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) November 24, 2018
A legend is gone .. RIP #Ambareesh gaaru … deepest condolences and strength to Suma gaaru and family.
— Nani (@NameisNani) November 25, 2018
grieved to learn of the passing of a colleague Ambareesh .. condolences and 🙏🙏prayers .. https://t.co/D1zwEeA3l8
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 25, 2018
42 வருடங்களாக என் நண்பர் திரு.அம்பரீஷ். முரட்டு உருவம், மழலை உள்ளம். அவரை இழந்து தவிக்கும் குடும்பத்தாருக்கும் ரசிகர்களுக்கும், என்னைப் போன்ற நண்பர்களுக்கும் ஆழ்ந்த அனுதாபங்கள்.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) November 25, 2018
Completely shell shocked..not able to come to terms..mind says it has to be untrue.. sudden demise of our great friend #Ambreeshji has left us shattered and heartbroken.. our thoughts are with his wife #Suma mam n his son #Abhi n the entire family..#RIP #Ambareesh Sir 😭😭💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/rTBuFHkxX9
— Khushbu Sundar.. (BJPwaalon ab thoda araam karlo) (@khushsundar) November 24, 2018
Heartbreaking to hear about the loss of my dear brother and friend Ambareesh… my deepest condolences to the family. Love and prayers. pic.twitter.com/Davxg4PBeB
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) November 24, 2018
— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) November 25, 2018
My deepest condolences to #Ambareesh sir’s family members… It’s a huge loss to southern film industry…may his soul rest in peace 🙏🏼
— Sai Dharam Tej (@IamSaiDharamTej) November 25, 2018
Will miss u so so so much #Ambareesh sir! We haven’t lost a legend, we’ve lost our father. Rest in peace sir. It’ll take a long long time for us to cope with this loss.
— kriti kharbanda (@kriti_official) November 25, 2018
Grown up watching his movies never had the opportunity to work with him but I m happy I met him few times ! Shocked to hear this news ! another legend gone ☹️ rip #Ambareesh sir ☹️ pic.twitter.com/Pgo41mUgkN
— RAAI LAXMI (@iamlakshmirai) November 24, 2018
The film industry has lost another pillar with #Ambareesh Garu’s sudden demise. A dynamic politician and a stalwart of the film world…My prayers are with his family and fans. May his soul rest in peace.
— Allari Naresh (@allarinaresh) November 25, 2018
— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) November 24, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted, “Shri Ambareesh will always be remembered for his memorable performances as an actor and extensive contribution to politics. He was a strong voice for Karnataka’s welfare, at the state and central level. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family & admirers”
Shri Ambareesh will always be remembered for his memorable performances as an actor and extensive contribution to politics. He was a strong voice for Karnataka’s welfare, at the state and central level. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family & admirers: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 25, 2018
Ambareesh won the national award for his debut film Naagarahaavu in 1972 and was known as ‘Rebel star’. He served as a union minister in the UPA government led by Manmohan Singh and was an MP from 1998-99, 1999-2004 and 2004-2009
Ambareesh developed breathing problems in 2014 and since then he was hospitalized frequently. In the same year in March, he was taken to Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital for treatment