Popular Tamil video jockey Ananda Kannan passed away on the late night hours of Monday, August 16, and his demise has come as a big shocker for the people of Tamil Nadu. If reports are to be believed, Ananda Kannan died due to bile duct cancer, a rare form of cancer. He is said to have been unwell for the last few months due to the same. Director Venkat Prabhu took to his official Twitter page to share this news. Expressing his condolences, Venkat Prabhu tweeted, "A great friend a great human is no more!! #RIPanandakannan my deepest condolences".

The fans and notable film and television personalities have been sharing their heartfelt condolences on social media and at this moment, Galatta Media extends its deepest condolences to Ananda Kannan's family and prays for the departed soul to rest in peace. Ananda Kannan is survived by his wife, Rani, who is a Singaporean actress, by profession. He also has a daughter and an adopted son. Ananda Kannan was 48 years old when he breathed his last.

Ananda Kannan is best known for his energetic and positive personality and he easily managed to impress the audiences with his lively anchoring skills. He played an instrumental role in the beginning stages of Sun Music channel, serving as the company's star anchor. He hosted shows that featured several actors from the Tamil industry as the guests. One can definitely not forget his interview with Thalapathy Vijay and Asin during the release time of Pokkiri. The interview will stay close to heart for a lot of Vijay fans. He also worked as a video jockey in SS Music and a few other channels.

He returned to Singapore, a few years back, and continued to host shows and television programs on local Singapore channels. His demise has truly left everyone in deep shock and let us pray for his soul to rest in peace.