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SHOCKING: Actor, politician JK Rithesh dies during political campaign

Rithesh played a negative role in LKG, which had RJ Balaji and Priya Anand in the lead roles.


Politician and actor JK Rithesh, who was last seen in RJ Balaji’s LKG, died of cardiac arrest while campaigning in his hometown Ramanathapuram this afternoon. According to reports he was rushed to the hospital after he complained of severe chest pain, but couldn’t be saved. He was 46 years old.

JK Rithesh was born in Kandy (Sri Lanka) before migrating to Rameswaram in 1976, where he grew up. He is survived by his wife and son. DMK chief MK Stalin expressed shock and grief over the sudden death of his former party colleague. He said though Rithesh joined AIADMK, he had continued his friendly ties with the party.