Malayalam film industry mourns the sudden demise of veteran actor Mamukkoya
Renowned Malayalam actor Mamukkoya passed away on April 26, 2023, due to a sudden heart attack. He was 76 years old. The news of his sudden demise has left the entire Malayalam film industry in shock and mourning.Mamukkoya was loved and adored by many for his versatile acting skills and unique on-screen performances. He had become a household name in Kerala and had a huge fan following across the country. He was known for his impeccable comic timing and had the ability to bring a smile to people's faces with his performances.
Sad news for the Kerala film industry as we mourn the loss of yet another legend, #Mamukkoya. Following the recent passing of Innocent, this is another back-to-back loss for the #keralafilmindustry. Rest in peace, Mamukkoya. Your legacy will live on.#RIPMamukkoya pic.twitter.com/BfOBpRtdxs— MATHEW JOSE ✪ (@i_mateo__) April 26, 2023
Mamukkoya had a long and illustrious career in the film industry. He started his acting career in the 1970s and went on to appear in over 400 films in a career spanning more than four decades. He worked with some of the biggest names in the industry and was a part of many successful films.
Some of his most popular movies include "Pattanapravesham", "Nadodikkattu", "Kilukkam", "Kottayam Kunjachan", "Manichitrathazhu", and many more. Mamukkoya was known for his ability to portray a wide range of characters and was equally skilled in both comic and serious roles.
According to reports, Mamukkoya had participated in a football-related event before he suffered a sudden heart attack. He was immediately rushed to a hospital in Kozhikode where he was treated in the emergency ward. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the doctors, he could not be saved and passed away.
Mamukkoya, with his lively and novel on-screen performances, has enthralled film lovers across Kerala for decades. His sudden demise is a big loss to the industry, the world of art and the state’s public sphere. Joining the grief of family, friends, and the film world. pic.twitter.com/nKIzWU6evw— Pinarayi Vijayan (@pinarayivijayan) April 26, 2023
The news of Mamukkoya's demise has sent shockwaves throughout the Malayalam film industry. Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan expressed his condolences to the family and tweeted, "Mamukkoya, with his lively and novel on-screen performances, has enthralled film lovers across Kerala for decades. His sudden demise is a big loss to the industry, the world of art and the state’s public sphere. Joining the grief of family, friends, and the film world."
Many of his co-stars and friends from the industry also took to social media to express their grief and pay tribute to the legendary actor. Film critic Sreedhar Pillai tweeted, "Mamukkoya (77), one of the finest comedy actors ever in Malayalam cinema passed away. Who can forget this Kozhikode man, the epicentre of laughter in so many films?"
#Mamukkoya (77), one of the finest comedy actors ever in Malayalam cinema passed away. Who can forget this Kozhikode man, the epicentre of laughter in so many films?#RIP pic.twitter.com/jrHlmXpv1m— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) April 26, 2023
Mamukkoya's contribution to the Malayalam film industry is immense, and he will always be remembered as one of the greatest actors to have graced the silver screen. His passing is a huge loss not just to the film industry but to the entire nation. May his soul rest in peace.
- PTC PUNJABI