Rajinikanth pays respect to Ambareesh
Rajinikanth pays respect to AmbareeshTwitter

The sudden death of Kannada actor Ambareesh (Ambarish), who died of heart attack on Saturday, has shocked and saddened all his fans and the celebs from the southern industry.

Actor-turned-politician MH Ambareesh was rushed to a private hospital in Bengaluru late on Saturday after he complained of breathing problems. He died of cardiac arrest while undergoing treatment in the hospital.

The news about his death spread like wildfire within minutes and the people across the state were shocked to hear it. Many gathered at the hospital to take a last glimpse at the actor.

Some celebs like Yash, Puneeth Rajkumar, Shivarajkumar and Rockline Venkatesh immediately to the hospital after hearing the news about Ambareesh's death. Along with many other political leaders, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy also rushed to the hospital.

Talking to media, HD Kumaraswamy said that Ambareesh was a great friend and that he was shocked to hear the news about his demise. He has a lot of contribution to the Kannada film industry and Karnataka politics. He announced that "as a mark of respect to him, the government has declared an official mourning of three days."

Ambareesh acted in more than 200 movies and was last seen in Ambi Ninge Vayassaytho, which was released on September 27. He was not just known for his great acting skills, but also for friendly gestures.

Many celebs and politicians in neighbouring states were also shocked to hear about his death. Some of them took to Twitter to express their sadness and offer condolences to his family.

PMO India: Shri Ambareesh will always be remembered for his memorable performances as an actor and extensive contribution to politics. He was a strong voice for Karnataka's welfare, at the state and central level. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family & admirers: PM @narendramodi

Siddaramaiah: He was not just a great actor, not just a proven politician but also great human being. Ambareesh, u ll be missed. I am deeply pained by his death. My condolences to all his family members, friends & well-wishers.

Dr. G Parameshwara: Truly shocking to hear about the demise of party colleague, former minister & senior actor Rebel Star #Ambareesh. His energy, charm and wit were infectious. The love & popularity he enjoyed among the people was admirable. Kannada cinema and Karnataka have become very poor today.

Shobha Karandlaje: Extremely saddened to hear of the passing away of Sri Ambareesh. End of an era of Kannada Film industry!! My condolences to his family.#OmShanthi

Rahul Gandhi: In the passing of Ambareesh Ji, the Congress family has lost a valuable member. He was a famous son of Karnataka, whose work as an actor & and in politics, won him a huge following both in the state & across India. My condolences to his family and friends in this time of grief.

MK Stalin: Deeply saddened by the news of the demise of legendary Kannada actor, #Ambareesh My deepest condolences to his bereaved family and all his fans.

Amitabh Bachchan: : grieved to learn of the passing of a colleague Ambareesh .. condolences and prayers ..

Divya Spandana/Ramya: Extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Ambareesh uncle. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to his family. Will always remember him fondly.

Rajinikanth: A wonderful human being ... my best friend ... I have lost you today and will miss you ... Rest In Peace #Ambrish

Sai Dharam Tej: My deepest condolences to #Ambareesh sir's family members... It's a huge loss to southern film industry...may his soul rest in peace

Nani: A legend is gone .. RIP #Ambareesh gaaru ... deepest condolences and strength to Suma gaaru and family.

Kriti kharbanda: Will miss u so so so much #Ambareesh sir! We haven't lost a legend, we've lost our father. Rest in peace sir. It'll take a long long time for us to cope with this loss.

Rashmika Mandanna: Deeply saddened by the death of great legend #ambarish sir May your soul rst in peace sir Very sad to hear this....

Sai Raghu Kunche: RIP a very humble person #Ambarish Garu @sumalathaA

Radikaa Sarathkumar: #Ambareesh what a wonderful human being, , such a wonderful person. Will miss you terribly. My heart goes out to Suma and family. So heartbreaking. May he rest in peace.

Khushbu Sundar: Completely shell shocked..not able to come to terms..mind says it has to be untrue.. sudden demise of our great friend #Ambreeshji has left us shattered and heartbroken.. our thoughts are with his wife #Suma mam n his son #Abhi n the entire family..#RIP #Ambareesh Sir

Allari Naresh: The film industry has lost another pillar with #Ambareesh Garu's sudden demise. A dynamic politician and a stalwart of the film world...My prayers are with his family and fans. May his soul rest in peace.

BVS Ravi: Having met a few times thru MohanBabuGaru and heard about his grand generosity, #Ambareesh sir will b dearly missed as a star,mass leader n a strong true friend to many! Rest in peace sir ! My deepest condolences to @sumalathaA garu, family and fans..