Tamil actor and politician JK Ritesh died on Saturday, 13 April, due to cardiac arrest. He was 46.
As per the reports, he complained of severe chest pain during an election campaiging in Ramanathapuram and he was rushed to a nearby hospital. However, the treatment failed to save his life.
Having born in Sri Lanka in 1973, his family migrated to Rameswaram in mid 1970s. After completing Diploma in Civil Engineering, he turned actor with Chinni Jayanth-directorial Kaanal Neer.
He then acted in Nayagan and Pen Singam. However, he took a break from the acting after foraying into politics. He won from the Ramanathapuram Loksabha constituency from the DMK ticket in 2009. Two years later, JK Ritesh was dragged into a land-grabbing case and accusing of cheating an US citizen.
He was last seen in the Tamil movie 'LKG'. More details are awaited.
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