Tamil actor Thavasi passed away on Monday evening at Madurai’s Saravana Multispeciality Hospital, following a long battle with cancer.
Dr P Saravanan, Managing Director of Saravana Multispeciality Hospital, took to Twitter to express his condolences to the actor’s family.
“Character artiste Thavasi was admitted to our hospital on November 11 with advanced cancer of the food pipe. We were treating him in a separate room with the help of oesophageal stent. Earlier today, he was moved to the intensive care unit of the hospital after he faced difficulty in breathing. He passed away around 8 pm today. I express deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans,” said Saravanan, who began treating Thavasi free of cost after the actor’s plea for help went viral.
வந்த திரு.தவசி அவர்களுக்கு இன்று (23.11.20)அதிக மூச்சுத்திணறல் ஏற்பட்ட காரணத்தினால் அவரச சிகிச்சை பிரிவிற்கு மாற்றப்பட்டார். இரவு 08:00 மணியளவில் சிகிச்சை பலனின்றி உயிரிழந்தார்.
அவரது உறவினர்கள்,நண்பர்கள் மற்றும் ரசிகர்களுக்கு எனது ஆழ்ந்த இரங்கலைத் தெரிவித்துக்கொள்கிறேன். #RIP
— Dr.P.Saravanan MD.,MLA (@mdr_saravanan) November 23, 2020
A couple of weeks ago, Thavasi released a video message, seeking financial assistance for his cancer treatment.
“I have acted in films from Kizhakku Cheemayile to the latest Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe. I never thought that I would get such a disease,” Thavasi had said in the viral video.
Thavasi was known for movies like Kizhakku Cheemayile, Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam, Rajini Murugan and Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai among others. He was also seen in the TV show Rasathi.
His last film is Rajinikanth-starrer Annaatthe, which is expected to hit theatres next year.
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