Popular Tamil film editor G Jayachandran, son of yesteryear editor V Govindasamy, has passed away in Chennai after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday. He was 58.
Actor-politician Vijayakant, who has worked with Jayachandran on many projects, shared the news of his demise on Facebook. "It might not be an exaggeration to say that the times I had worked with Jayachandran was a golden period. He is a very talented person and a talented film editor. G. Jayachandran's death is an irreparable loss to the film industry," Vijayakant wrote on Facebook.
Jayachandran is popularly known for his work in 1986 cult thriller Oomai Vizhigal, which also marked his debut in the Tamil film industry. The movie featured Vijayakant and Arun Pandian in lead roles, singer Malaysia Vasudevan and actor Ravichandran played the antagonists and it was directed by Aravindraj.
Apart from Oomai Vizhigal, Jayachandran is also known for his works in Pulan Visaranai, Captain Prabhakaran, Uzhavan Magan, and more. He was introduced by Aabavanan into the industry and has edited over 150 films in his career.
Jayachandran is survived by his wife and two sons.
Many people from the Tamil film industry have been expressing their shock on Jayachandran's demise and sharing condolences on social media. Take a look.
Film Editor G.Jayachandran https://t.co/3QeaAZXaFC passed away today morning due to cardiac arrest.He was son of editor V.Govindasamy.— Diamond Babu (@idiamondbabu) June 25, 2020
G.Jayachandran has edited more than 150 films so far and in fact he was introduced by Mr Aabavanan in the trend setter film Oomai Vizhigal. pic.twitter.com/WXl0dVVHvB
So sad good friend Editor Jayachandran passed away https://t.co/xWvvJY6ayQ heart is heavy to recall earlier days of film journey with Aabavanan and me in our first film Oomai Vizhigal in which he was debuted as Editor.Nice human being.Miss you Nanba.Gone so soon.— Vijayakumar.K (@Vijayakumar1959) June 25, 2020
Ohm Shanthi. pic.twitter.com/2wC9i2ODJE
Film Editor G.Jayachandran D.F.Tec, passed away today morning due to cardiac arrest. He was son of editor V.Govindasamy,legendary editor of yester years.— Siva (@Siva74416180) June 25, 2020
G.Jayachandran has edited more than 150 films so far and in fact he was introduced by Mr Aabavanan pic.twitter.com/pI6w3gYayN