Actor and politician JK Rithesh (46) passed away today due to a massive cardiac arrest.
Debuted in Kanaal Neer, directed by Chinni Jayanth, Rithesh has acted in films like 'Nayagan', 'Pen Singam' and his last film as an actor was RJ Balaji's recent hit 'LKG'.
Rithesh was elected as the Member of Parliament from Ramanathapuram in 2009. He contested for Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in his own constituency but later Rithesh walked out of the party and joined All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.
Though often criticized for his heroic dream, Rithesh was celebrated by the people of Ramanathapuram for his philanthropic activities.
Sify.com conveys its deepest condolences to the bereaved family.