Jayalalithaa dies, TN weeps

 Jayalalithaa dies, TN weeps

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's death was confirmed by Apollo Hospitals early on Tuesday morning. The hospital, where she was being treated since September, said the death came at 11.30 pm on December 5. "It is with indescribable grief that we announce the sad demise of esteemed CM," read the statement. Shortly after her death, O Panneerselvam, her lieutenant, took oath as the chief minister of the state.