Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar passed away today after suffering a massive cardiac arrest while working out in the gym today morning and was admitted to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai was present at the hospital to check on the 46-year-old actor. Sources also state that Puneeth's elder brother and actor Shivarajkumar and Yash were present at the premises.
The news has taken the entire South Indian film industry by shock as the actor was very recently seen promoting Shivarajkumar's Bajrangi 2. The actor had even tweeted wishing the film luck today morning.
On the acting front, he was last seen in Yuvarathnaa, directed by Santhosh Ananddram. He had recently wrapped shooting for Chethan Kumar's James, alongside Priya Anand.
In a career spanning two decades, the actor, fondly called as Appu and Powestar, acted in several successful films and had one of the largest fanbases in the Kannada film industry.