Puneeth Rajkumar, a prominent South Indian film actor, has died at the age of 46.
Movie star Kannada has worked on more than 29 films and won the national award for “best child artist” early in his career.
Rajkumar died of a heart attack on Friday in Bengaluru, his manager confirmed.
Offices and shops in Bengaluru have closed for fear of violence after his sudden death.
There was a sudden outburst of grief among his fans who gathered outside his townhouse.
Prime Minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters that Rajkumar was taken to the doctor, complaining of intense fatigue after visiting the gym.
He was then rushed to hospital, where he later died.
His body will be laid at the Kanteerava stadium for fans to pay tribute.
Rajkumar was known for his dancing skills and was a playback singer like this father Rajkumar. His first appearance was in the movie “Bettadu Hoovu”, alongside his father, when he was just 10 years old.
A decade later, he appeared in “Appu” and went on to act in films, with his last film appearance in 2017.
Rajkumar’s older brother Raghavendra Rajkumar said his family was “in shock” and urged everyone to remain peaceful.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Rajkumar on Twitter.
“A cruel twist of fate snatched away a prolific and talented actor, Puneeth Rajkumar. This was not the age to go,” Modi said.
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