Popular veteran actor Pradeep KR, who is fondly known as Kottayam Pradeep, passed away today after suffering from a heart attack. The actor breathed his last at Kottayam, Kerala and was 61 years old at the time of his passing.

Pradeep who joined cinema in 2001, predominantly works in Malayalam and Tamil movies, and had worked in over 70 films to date. Besides being a comedian, the actor had also taken up minor roles in popular Kollywood movies such as Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya, Raja Rani, Theri and Nanbenda.

Following his passing, several movie stars, including actor Prithiviraj took to social media to pay tribute to the late actor who is survived by his wife and two children. Our deepest condolences to his loved ones.