In an unexpected turn of events, legendary actor Nedumudi Venu passed away during the afternoon hours of Monday, October 11. After complaining of breathing difficulties and fatigue, Nedumudi Venu was rushed to a private hospital on Sunday night. Earlier today, he was declared dead by the Doctors. Nedumudi Venu was 73 years old when he breathed his last. The legendary actor is a recipient of 3 National Film Awards and 6 Kerala State Film Awards. He has acted in more than 500 films in Malayalam cinema. In Tamil, Venu has acted in movies like Mogamul, Indian, Anniyan, Sarvam Thaala Mayam, and more. Nedumudi Venu's demise has taken the fans by big shock and notable film personalities have taken to their respective social media pages to share their heartfelt condolence messages.

Khushbu Sundar - Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of a great legendary actor #NedumudiVenu Sir. Not only was he a great actor but also a wonderful human being. Had the honor of my husband directing him in one of his films. Will miss him. May his soul rest in peace. #RIP

GV Prakash Kumar - The legend is no more … Rest In Peace #NedumudiVenu sir . a kind person and a great teacher . Will miss u sir

Nivin Pauly - I will never forget the love and guidance you gave me in my first film. I will always cherish that I started my journey alongside you. Will miss you Venu chetta. Rest In Peace

Tovino Thomas - Rest in peace legend! #NedumudiVenu

Prithviraj Sukumaran - Farewell Venu uncle! Your body of work and your expertise over the craft will forever be research material for generations to come! Rest in peace legend! #NedumudiVenu

Rajiv Menon - #nedumudivenu was a legend, but every role he got into, he would try and get under the skin of the character, for Vembu iyer in #sarvanthaalamayam , he met #umayalpuramsivaraman spent time,jammed with him and he just got it right, Venusir was kind, generous and talented. Missyou!

Sathish - One of the best actor in India. Thangaludan pani purindhadhu Engalin baaggiyam Miss u #NedumudiVenu sir

Vedhika - You will live on in our hearts sir. May God give strength to his loved ones. Such an honour to have got to work with the legend. #RipNedumudiVenu