Tamil Cinema actor Alex died at a private hospital in the city following a brief illness. He was 52 and is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Alex had debuted in films with the Rajnikanth-starrer Valli‘. Industry sources said he had acted in over 100 films, playing the role of villian in many.
He was well-known as a magician before he entered movie world.
The state government had conferred the Kalaimamani‘ award on the magician-actor. He had also won the best character actor award from the state government for a role he played in the Simran starrer Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi‘.
A number of films in which he had a role, including Moondram Pournami‘, Oolaichavadi‘ and Ivarpattalam’, are scheduled for release this year.
Alex had also worked as an office-bearer of the South Indian Film Artistes’ Association.