Television host and anchor Ananda Kannan died on August 16 after battling cancer for several years. Reportedly, he was suffering from bile duct cancer for several years. He was 48. More details about his health and death are still awaited. Ananda Kannan's death came as a huge shock to everyone in the Tamil film industry. Ananda Kannan was among the first few video jockeys in Sun Television, who managed to create n impression on himself with his personality. Ananda Kannan and Prajin are two anchors who ruled the roost in the 2000s just when live TV shows on music channels were a popular thing.
Soon after Ananda Kannan's death went viral, many netizens and people belonging to the Tamil film industry took to social media to share condolence messages on social media. Director Venkat Prabhu shared a photo of Ananda Kannan and wrote, "A great friend a great human is no more!! #RIPanandakannan my deepest condolences." Producer RK Suresh wrote, "Rest in peace dear." Ananda Kannan was into theatre. He started his career in Singapore's Vasantham TV as an actor and host. He moves to Chennai later and worked in Sun Television as a VJ.