Comedy actor and former production manager Krishnamurthy passed away at 55 due to an unexpected heart attack when he was shooting for a film in Kumily near Theni. Krishnamurthy started his career in an advertisement agency and also worked as a production manager for a few films.
His face became popular after he appeared in many comedy tracks with leading comedy actor Vadivelu. In Vijayakanth's Thavasi, Krishnamurthy acted as a mentally retarded torturing Vadivelu which eventually became a huge hit.
Nadigar Sangam and many other film bodies have conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family of Krishnamurthy.