Sanchari Vijay, a Kannada actor who was injured in a road accident, died on Monday (June 14) at a private hospital, according to a PTI report.
The actor was only 38 years old when he died. “He’s brain dead, and his family must decide whether or not to donate his organs,” a doctor who is treating the actor told reporters.
His family later revealed that they will be donating his organs in a later report. Siddesh, his brother, told the Times of India, “We’ve decided to donate his organs because his brain stem has stopped working. Vijay has always believed in giving back to the community, which we are doing by donating his organs.”
Following his tragic death, many prominent members of the South film industry took to social media to express their condolences. On Twitter, celebrities including Danish Sait, Puneeth Rajkumar, Kichcha Sudeepa, Samyuktha Hegde, and Harshika Poonacha expressed their condolences.
How unfortunate is this, I just saw an article saying he was in the ICU, and now I read this. My condolences to Mr. Sanchari Vijay’s family and friends. Rest in peace sir, your contribution to cinema will live forever. https://t.co/fTzzAGmusm
— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) June 14, 2021
Very very disheartening to accept that Sanchari Vijay breathed his last.
Met him couple of times just bfr this lockdown,,,, all excited about his nxt film,, tats due for release.
Deepest Condolences to his family and friends.
— Kichcha Sudeepa (@KicchaSudeep) June 14, 2021
On Saturday night, the actor’s motorcycle skidded in JP Nagar in the city, causing him serious head injuries.
In 2015, Vijay won a national award for his role in the film “Naanu Avanalla Avalu” (I’m not him, she).