Yet another sad news of 2020 as Telugu industry’s one of the most versatile actors Jaya Prakash Reddy passed away at the age of 74 on Tuesday at his residence in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Cardiac arrest is being said the reason behind his demise. The actor who was known for his villainous and comedy roles has worked in a number of films namely Samarasimha Reddy, Preminchukundam Raa, Narasimha Naidu, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, Julayi, Ready, Kick, Jayam Manadera, Jamba Lakidi Pamba, Avunu Valliddaru Istapaddaru, Kabaddi Kabbadi, etc. He was last seen in Sarileru Neekevvaru that starred Mahesh Babu and released in January this year. He was also a theatre artiste and before the lockdown, he was busy with the play Alexander.
As soon as the news of his death came, many celebrities from the Telugu film industry were left shocked and heartbroken and took to social media to remember Reddy as a person. Have a look at how condolences poured in from Anil Ravipudi, Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR, Prakash Raj and others:
Director-screenwriter Anil Ravipudi wrote, “My travel with JP garu has always been special. He’s been a part of almost all my films. He treated me like one of his own and used to talk with lots of love. I will surely miss him dearly. Rest in peace sir. You are irreplaceable as an artiste and person.”