Odishatv Bureau

Guntur (AP):South Indian actor Jaya Prakash Reddy, who was best known for his comic as well as villainous roles in Telugu films, died on Tuesday. The film industry has been left shocked and saddened by the death of Reddy.

The actor reportedly died after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 73 and took his last breath at his residence in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

As soon as the news of his death broke, several Telugu film stars and film-makers, politicians, took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late actor.

Chandrababu Naidu, the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh expressed his sadness on the demise of Jaya Prakash Reddy.

Among other SS Rajamouli, Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu, Prakash Raj, Venkatesh Daggubati, Jr NTR, Genelia D'Souza, and many other actors and filmmakers condoled the demise of Reddy.

Jaya Reddy made his debut back in 1988 with the film Brahma Puthrudu starring Venkatesh in the leading role.

Then he went on to star in several movies namely from Amar Akbar Anthony to Nela Ticket leaving a special mark on the audience every time.

Reddy was last seen in the film Sarileru Neekevvaru released in 2000. The film starred Mahesh Babu in the leading role along with Rashmika Mandanna and Vijayashanti.