Actor - comedian Kumarimuthu breathed his last here on Sunday at a private hospital. He was 77.
"He passed away on Sunday night at Kauvery hospital due to some age - related ailments, " a source close to the actor told IANS.
Known for his comic roles, Kumarimuthu starred in nearly 50 films in his career spanning over three - decades.
He was best known for his signature laugh.
Some of his best films are "Idhu Namma Aalu", "Sahadevan Mahadevan", "Oru Oorla Oru Rajakumari" and "Marumagan".
In his brief stint in politics, Kumarimuthu was a member of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).