Tamil actress Gopishantha was better known by her stage name Manorama or Aachi.Twitter

Tamil actress Gopishantha, better known by her stage name Manorama/Aachi, died in Chennai at 11.30 pm on 10 October and her sudden death has shocked many celebs in the south Indian film industry.

Photos: 25 Superstars pay tributes to 'Aachi' Manorama

Having started her acting career at 12, Manorama featured in 1,200 films, 1,000 stage performances and several television series. She held a Guinness World Record for acting in more than 1,000 films in 1988. She was honoured with the Kalaimamani award (by the government of Tamil Nadu), Padma Shri award in 2002 and National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for movie Pudhiya Pathai in 1989.

Manorama had acted with several superstars, including MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalithaa, Nagesh, Cho, Thengai Srinivasan and the present day actors. Many stars from southern film industry are saddened by her sudden demise. Soon after hearing the news, stars like Rajinikanth, Goundamani, Vijay, Ajith Kumar, Vishal and other stars visited her residence and paid their last respects to her.

Radikaa Sarathkumar, Khushbu Sundar, Suriya, Manchu Manoj, Dhanush, Siddharth, Lakshmi Manchu, Trisha Krishnan, Shruti Haasan, Tamannaah, Priyamani and some other southern celebs took to their Twitter pages to express their grief. They offered prayers to the departed soul and condolences to her family. Here are Twitter comments and photos of southern celebs:

Radikaa Sarathkumar ‏@realradikaa

What a great loss manorama Aachi passed away . RIP to a great person So many memories, time shared, great laughs spoke to her yesterday. Thoughts running across my head, so shocked. Just going to her place.

Khushbusundar ‏@khushsundar

A sad day in the history of tamil cinema..1 of the greatest actor #MANORAMA fondly known as #AACHI is no more with us..a legend has left us. A vacuum will remain forever..nobody can ever replace her.. So many memories I have wid AACHI..all will remain close to my heart forever.. RIP Aachi ma..

Suriya Sivakumar ‏@Suriya_offl

An artist unlike any other, left us with nothing but happy memories! She lit up the screen every time she was on it #RespectManoramaAachi

Manchu Manoj ‏@HeroManoj1

Rip Manorama Garu the magic of Indian Cinema u Wil live on

Dhanush ‏@dhanushkraja

No ! Manorama aachi ! U can't leave us. Not you :( From the legend from whom I learnt what acting is. #legend #irreplaceable

Siddharth ‏@Actor_Siddharth

Rest in peace Manorama aachi. One of the greatest ever.

Lakshmi Manchu ‏@LakshmiManchu

#manorama no more? Cinema has lost an icon. RIP my dear. Thankq for your work. I grew up w her magic. What an amazing actress.

Trisha Krishnan ‏@trishtrashers

Rip aachi was an honour n privilege to have worked with u n known u as 1 of d most humble n wonderful human beings.

Priyamani ‏@priyamani6

Oh no!!!!one of the few ladies I really admire and love as an actor and as a lady...Manorama aachi has left us...:(will miss u aachi!

Rahul Ravindran ‏@23_rahulr

Irreplaceable, unforgettable.. A colossus leaves us. RIP

Jayam Ravi ‏@actor_jayamravi

Aachi ma such a privilege 2 hav known her. Still remember her kind & encouraging words. Was hoping 2 visit her at home..I was too late. RIP

Actor Vemal ‏@ActorVemal

We all miss u #Aachi ur soul Rest In Peace


Disheartening 2 hear abt d demise of Aachi Manorama.An Irreplaceable Legendary Artiste! May her soul Rest In Peace

KARTHİKA⭐ ‏@KarthikaNair9

Heartbreaking. .RIP ManoramaAchi.. #Legend

Lakshmy Ramakrishnan ‏@LakshmyRamki

Respects to #Aachi Manorama, prayers with family and friends...

Shanthnu Bhagyaraj ‏@imKBRshanthnu

The demise of #Aachi is a huge loss to the industry such An amazing actor , u will always be remembered Amma

Shruti Haasan ‏@shrutihaasan

Manorama aachi you're eternal so beautiful -- you changed an 8 year olds life - and then I grew up to see the great artist the great woman

Tamannaah Bhatia ‏@tamannaahspeaks

Manorama aachi will continue to live on in our hearts, my heartfelt condolences to her family, may her soul rest in peace.

Karthee Vijay ‏@karthevil

A true legend takes an exit .She set the standard high and numbers even higher . Respect & salutes .Adios #Aachi Manorama . U r a legend:)

Vidyu ‏@VidyuRaman

Unable to accept this news.. Aachi Manorama...A legend has left us. You will always continue to inspire me every single day. wish I met you You will continue to be my mentor from heaven.. Even if I achieve 10% of your accomplishments I will be happy. Love you Aachi.

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