Kannada Superstar Puneeth Rajkumar Dies Due To Cardiac Arrest At 46; Tributes Pour In

Puneeth Rajkumar's most recent release was 'Yuvarathnaa'. He had recently wrapped up the shoot of 'James' with director Chethan Kumar.

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Kannada Superstar Puneeth Rajkumar Dies Due To Cardiac Arrest At 46; Tributes Pour In
Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar passed away due to cardiac arrest on Friday. He was 46. The actor was reportedly working out in his gym when he suddenly collapsed and was immediately rushed to a hospital. Puneeth's older brother Shiva Rajkumar and family members have reached the hospital.

The news of his passing has shaken the entire film fraternity. Actors Yash, Darshan, and many others too have reached the hospital premises.

The Sandalwood star was rushed to the hospital after he complained of chest pain. A statement from the hospital earlier said that Puneeth Rajkumar "was brought to the emergency department, Vikram Hospital with history of chest pain at 11:40 am, he was non-responsive and was in Cardiac Asystole and Advanced cardiac resuscitation has been initiated."

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai too was present. He said in a statement, "Shocked and deeply saddened as Karnataka's most loved superstar #PuneetRajkumar is no longer with us. A huge personal loss and one that's difficult to come to terms with. Praying the almighty gives the Rajkumar family and fans the strength to bear this loss."

Puneeth Rajkumar's most recent release was 'Yuvarathnaa'. He had recently wrapped up the shoot of 'James' with director Chethan Kumar and was to begin work on the much-awaited collaboration with Pawan Kumar on 'Dvitva'. He was popularly known as the Powerstar.

Reactions continue to pour in, as many Bollywood and South stars are mourning his untimely demise.














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