Kollywood has lost many dignitaries — actor, producers, technicians who made us proud — in 2015, which have come as an irreparable loss to Tamil films. While many died due to age-related issues, some died at young age, reminding us the uncertainty of life.

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VS Raghavan
Tamil film actor V S Raghavan passed away in his sleep at a hospital in T Nagar on 24 January due to pancreatic cancer. He was 89.

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A collage of TE Kishore, MS Viswanathan and Manorama.IB Times India

D Ramanaidu
Multilingual film producer D Ramanaidu passed away in Hyderabad on 18 February after a long battle with cancer. He was 78.

RC Sakthi
Tamil Director RC Shakthi, who introduced Kamal Haasan as a hero in the 1976 film "Unarchigal", died in Chennai of age-related ailments on 23 February, 2015. He was 75.

Cinematographer-director A Vincent
Ace cinematographer Aloysius Vincent, popularly known as A Vincent, passed away on 25 February due to age-related illness.

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Editor TE Kishore
National Award-winning editor TE Kishore passed away on 6 March a week after he suffered a brain stroke. Kishore was just 32.

Aarthi Agarwal
Actress Aarthi Agarwal died of heart attack in New Jersey on 5 June. She was suffering from chronic asthma and had undergone liposuction surgery.

Manorama
Legendary south Indian actress Manorama, the "Aachi" of the Tamil film industry, died on 10 October due to multiple organ failure. She was 78.

MS Viswanathan
Legendary music director MS Viswanathan passed away on 14 July. He was suffering from age-related ailments. He was 87.

Devi Sri Prasad's father Satyamurthy
Scriptwriter and father of music director Devi Sri Prasad, Satyamurthy died of heart attack at his home in Chennai on 21 December. He was 61.

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