Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam has died, aged 74, from complications arising from COVID-19.

He reportedly breathed his last 1.04pm (local time) at a private hospital in Chennai, where he had been admitted since coming down with the coronavirus early August.

Earlier today, the said hospital, Chennai's MGM Healthcare, had released a statement saying that his condition was "extremely critical", and he has been put on "maximal life support".

“Thiru SP Balasubrahmanyam, who had been admitted at MGM Healthcare on August 5, remains on ECMO and other life support measures. His condition in the last 24 hours has deteriorated further, warranting maximal life support and he is extremely critical. The team of experts at MGM Healthcare is closely monitoring his health condition,” the statement had read.

The crooner's passing comes a shock as his son SP Charan had only recently said that his father was making "steady progress towards getting better", and that the singer was wishing to leave the hospital the soonest possible.

The singer, who has recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 Indian languages, was tested positive for COVID-19 in early August.

Following his admission, he had announced his news on his social media handle and requested his well-wishers not to contact him as he wanted to get sufficient rest and recover from the deadly infection.

He had initially responded well to the treatment but was later shifted to the Intensive Care Unit of MGM Healthcare after his condition deteriorated.

Balasubrahmanyam, the winner of various esteemed awards, including the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, is survived by wife Savitri and children SP Charan and B Pallavi.

Rest in Peace sir. You will surely be sorely missed by not only Tamil music fans, but everyone who have graced your presence.

In tribute to this musical legend, Vinmeen HD will air SP Bala's Concert in Malaysia at 9:30pm tonight

Astro Vellithirai is bringing you 7 best movies with his famous songs. He has also acted in some of these movies.

Watch 'Priyamanavale' tonight at 9pm. On 26 Sept (Saturday), catch movies like
Payanangal Mudivathillai (12am), Punnagai Mannan (6am), Mella Thiranthathu Kathavu (9am), Ratchagan (12pm), Keladi Kanmani (3pm) and Sigaram (6pm).

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