Tamil actor Alex passed away at a Chennai hospital after a brief illness. He was 52 and has played villain in many movies.
He had debuted as villain in Rajinikanth's Valli, and has acted in over 100 roles.
As villain Alex was a crucial factor especially in movies set against the village milieu. Who can forget his performance in Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi ?
In Avatharam featuring Revathi and Nassar, Alex was brilliant as the diabolic and mean villain.
Alex was a magician who also performed on stage.
The state government had conferred the Kalaimamani award on the actor, who also has received the state award for the best character award.
At the time of his death Alex was acting in half a dozen films like Moondram Pournami, Oolaichavedi, Ivarpatalam etc.â