Tamil actor Thennarasu dies by alleged suicide
In yet another shocking development, Thennarasu, a young actor who predominantly appeared in Tamil movies, died by alleged suicide on September 29. He killed himself following a dispute in the family, reports have claimed. He had been living with his family in Mylapore, Chennai. Thennarasu had acted in the popular 2012 Tamil comedy movie Marina, among other films. May his soul rest in peace.
Thennarasu had gotten married three years ago, and has a two-year-old child. He was addicted to alcohol and had regular arguments with his wife, reports said. Earlier today, he was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his home, after a fight with his wife. Police have since registered a case and an investigation is currently underway.
In 2012, Thennarasu had featured in director Pandiraj's comedy film Marina, starring Sivakarthikeyan and Oviya in the lead roles. In the movie, the late actor had played a friend of Sivakarthikeyan's character. In fact, in most of his movies, Thennarasu was seen playing a friend of the hero. Apart from Marina, he also acted in a few other Tamil movies.
It has been a terrible year for the entertainment fraternity. The country is still grappling with the loss of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, who passed away by alleged suicide at the age of 34, earlier in June. Fellow actors like Sameer Sharma, 44, Manmeet Grewal, 32, and Preksha Mehta, 25, also died by alleged suicide.
In case you need help or know someone who does, you can reach out to AASRA for suicide prevention counseling. Their number is 022 2754 6669 (24 hours). You can also contact the Hyderabad-based Roshni NGO at +914066202000 or COOJ at +918322252525. Sneha India Foundation, which works 24X7, can be contacted at +914424640050. Vandrevala Foundation has trained counselors, and their number is 18602662345.