Actor and socialite Prabhu Lakshman, who was known by the name "Buddy", has passed away. He suffered a heart attack and breathed his last in Madurai on Thursday, 5 November.

He made his acting debut in Mani Ratnam's "Ok Kanmani". He was the best friend of many Kollywood stars and known for his jovial nature. Prabhu was also the Co-Chairman of PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Shree PSNA Polymer Madras Pvt Ltd and PSNA constructions.

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A picture of Prabhu Lakshman.Prabhu Lakshman Twitter Account

His last rites will be performed on Friday in Dindigul. 

Shocked by his death, many celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their condolences over his sudden demise.

Dulquer Salmaan 

Shocked to hear about Buddy Prabhu's sudden and untimely passing. Was truly a buddy to me & everyone he met. Chennais lost its best buddy.

Nikkil Murugan

Prabhu Laksshman 'Buddy' -Socialite/actor, passed away due to heart attack.

Venkat Prabhu 

Gone too soon my buddy. A Best friend anyone could ask for!! Cha #RIPBUDDY.

Prasanna 

My heart n brain refuses to accept the loss of my lovely friend @prabhulaksshman he was such a sweet person. I hate God for taking so soon.

Mohan Raman 

RIP - You invited me to talk in your PSNA College. Dynamic ever smiling friend. Will miss you.

Rinku Gupta 

@prabhulaksshman was well known as #buddy to everyone. He acted in OkKanmani..Sad to hear of well known socialite n actor @prabhulaksshman tragic demise due to a heart attack atMadurai this afternoon.

Vishnu Vishal  

An ever cheerful soul gone too soon..our beloved lakshman prabhu...shocked..R.I.P buddy.

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar

Life is too short n unpredictable..Shocked beyond belief..RIP @prabhulaksshman u were the most energetic soul I've ever met.. Gone too soon". Actor Kreshna wrote, "Oh my god..... R.I.P buddy, may ur soul rest in peace.

Radikaa Sarathkumar

Shocked to hear about lakshman Prabhu (Buddy's ) sudden demise. Very sad, RIP friend.

Sreedhar Pillai

Very sad to know @prabhulaksshman passed away this afternoon, due 2 heart attack. RIP buddy, close friend of K.Wood