Telugu Actor Jaya Prakash Reddy Passes Away At 73
Actor Jaya Prakash Reddy, popular for villain roles and comedy characters, is no more
Telugu actor Jaya Prakash Reddy has passed away in the wee hours of Tuesday. The 73-year-old suffered a massive heart attack in the early hours of Tuesday at his residence in Guntur. The actor was living in Guntur ever since the lockdown. His family members confirmed the news of his demise.
Ramesh Bala shared the news of his demise on Twitter,
Popular Telugu Actor #JayaPrakashReddy passed away this morning due to Cardiac arrest.
He was 73.
May his soul RIP! pic.twitter.com/dpHU4ZsAo7
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) September 8, 2020
Jaya Prakash Reddy was a teacher by profession. But his passion for acting landed him on stage. He marked his debut in the Telugu industry with Brahmaputrudu. But success eluded him so he went back to teaching.
After 10 years he bagged a role in Venkatesh’s ‘Preminchukundaam Raa’. He was also a part of Balakrishna’s ‘Samarasimha Reddy’. These films established him as a villain. His unique way of delivering dialogues in Rayalaseema dialect made him a hot favourite for negative roles.
He was a part of ‘Nijam’, ‘Chenna Keshava Reddy’,’Gabbar Singh’, Nayaak’ and ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’.
Celebrities condoled his demise on Twitter:
Mahesh Babu condoled the actor’s demise on Twitter,
Saddened by the passing of #JayaPrakashReddy garu. One of TFI’s finest actor-comedians. Will always cherish the experience of working with him. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) September 8, 2020
— Sudheer Babu (@isudheerbabu) September 8, 2020
RIP #Jayaprakashreddy garu .. Remembering fondly our great times at shoots.. Was always fun interacting with you.. Prayers and strength to the family
— Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) September 8, 2020
Dear #Jayaprakashreddy garu..thank you for keeping us entertained..was always in awe of you from the day I met you on the sets of Ready..Rest in peace now sir.
— RAm POthineni (@ramsayz) September 8, 2020
May his soul rest in peace.