Malayalam actor Prabeesh Chakkalakkal collapses on set, dies at 44

Malayalam dubbing artiste and actor Prabeesh Chakkalakkal passed away after collapsing during a shoot. He was 44.

Malayalam actor and dubbing artiste Prabeesh Chakkalakkal died after collapsing during a film shooting in Kerala’s Kochi. He was 44. The actor was shooting for the YouTube channel Cochin College.

According to reports by Samakalika Malayalam coworkers of the actor tried to stop vehicles to get to him to hospital but no one helped. Prabeesh Chakkalakkal breathed his last by the time they made it to the hospital.

Reports from One India also claim that Prabeesh asked for water from the film’s videographer as he said his tongue was drying. However, soon after drinking, he collapsed on set. Someone took the actor’s car-keys from his pocket and drove him to the hospital where he was declared dead.

Prabeesh Chakkalakkal was shooting for a telefilm to spread awareness about waste management in Kerala. He played a foreigner who reacts to the sight of the garbage in an otherwise beautiful area. He later also took some pictures with his co-workers before collapsing on set.

A well-known actor and dubbing artiste, Prabeesh Chakkalakkal has worked in popular Malayalam films throughout his career. Prabeesh was also a Christian Service Society state committee member. One of his most popular dubbing was for the antagonist’s character in Abrid Shine’s recently released Kung Fu Master.

Meanwhile, the exact cause of his death is not known so far. He is survived by his father, Joseph, wife, Jansy, and a daughter named Taniya. He was buried at the Maradu Moothedam church today.

May his soul rest in peace!

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