Superstar Krishna, one of the most celebrated stars in the Telugu film industry, passed away on November 15. He was cremated with full state honors on November 16 at Mahaprasthanam in Hyderabad. Tamil Film Producers Council issued a statement condoling the loss of Superstar Krishna. Several celebrities including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Suriya, and Karthi offered their condolences on their respective social media pages.
Their statement read, "We are shocked to gather that Padmabhushan Dr. Krishna Garu, who was praised in the Telugu film industry as a superstar, producer, and politician, has passed away. Veteran actor Shri Krishna Garu has been serving the industry for more than 50 years. He has received various accolades like the Padmabhushan, South Indian Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, and more for his 350+ films. He has also served the common people during his time as a Member of the Parliament. The Tamil film Active Producers' Association sends its deepest condolences to those who he is survived by his son, Mahesh Babu, and his family, and pray that his soul rests in peace."