The entire Tamil film industry is in shock over the death of comedy artiste Vadivelu Balaji. This morning, Vijay Sethupathi visited his residence and offered financial aid.
Here are some of the condolence messages from popular personalities
Dhanush: “Deeply saddened and disturbed by the sudden demise of a great talent, Vadivel Balaji. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to his family.
Sivakarthikeyan: “Whenever we got together, it used to be fun. In fact, our director only used to give us a basic outline during our combinations and we used develop our own script.”
Prasanna: “Shocking!! So sad. RIP”. Aishwarya Rajesh stated, “RIP #Vadivelbalaji 💔💔”
Yogi Babu: “RIP brother A good television comedian who loved by all Gone to soon May god give Strength to your family and friends to endure your loss #VadivelBalaji.”
Soori: “#RIPVadivelBalaji brother🙏”.
Sathish: “#RIPVadivelBalaji annan.
Shanthnu Bhagyaraj: “#RIP He has entertained so many of us 💔”
Dhivyadharshini aka DD: “My association with Vadivel Balaji go back a long way. He was a happy person and I loved interacting with him.”
Gayathri Raghuram: “It’s so shocking and heart broken to know vadivel Balaji is no more. My heart felt condolences the family. Such a talented person and the who made everyone laugh. Sadly gone too soon. On behalf of TNBJP Art and Culture cell we mourn.”
Ramya Pandian: “One of my most Favourite Television Comedy Actor! Unexpected & Heart Broken 💔💔💔 #RIPvadivelbalaji”.
Vadivelu Balaji, who shot to fame with popular television shows – Adhu Idhu Edhu and Kalakapovathu Yaaru, passed away on Thursday.
Aged 45, his sudden demise has sent shockwaves across Tamil film industry with many celebrities grieving his loss. Vadivelu Balaji was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai recently after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The comedian was apparently paralyzed following the attack and had been under treatment for the past 15 days. After not being able to manage the expenses at that hospital, he is said to have shifted to a couple of other hospitals and finally to the Government hospital Thursday morning.
Unfortunately, efforts to save him proved futile and he passed away.
Though he made his television debut with ‘Kalaka Povadhu Yaaru’, he became popular with the game show ‘Adhu Idhu Edhu’ hosted by Sivakarthikeyan.