Veteran Malayalam actor Mamukkoya, who collapsed on a football field in Kerala on April 24, passed away on Wednesday. He was 76.
According to a report in Mathrubhumi, the cause of his death was brain hemorrhage. The actor was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kozhikode and was put on ventilator after he collapsed.
Mamukkoya attended the inauguration function of Poongod Janakeeya Sevens Football Tournament on Monday and when fans gathered around him to click selfies, he complained of discomfort and collapsed.
Mamukkoya began his acting career in theatre and later went on to act in Malayalam films. He made his Mollywood debut in 1979 with the film ‘Anyarude Bhoomi’.
Mamukkoya has been a part of several popular movies like ‘Pattanapravesham’, ‘Nadodikkattu’, ‘Sreedharante Onnam Thirumurivu’ and others. He also also appeared in French film 'Flammens of Paradise'.
He was last seen in the comedy film Peace, which released in 2022.
Mamukkoya reportedly has several highly anticipated projects in the pipeline that include ‘Footage’, ‘B Nilavarayum Sharjah Palliyum’, ‘Kannada Talkies’, and ‘Nancy Rani’.