Actor Theepetti Ganesan aka Karthi is known for his character roles in Tamil films. Though he had done a handful of films in his career, he had carved a niche for himself in the Tamil film industry. On March 22, the entire Tamil film industry was shocked to hear the demise of Theepetti Ganesan. Reportedly, he was admitted to the Madurai government hospital due to ill health. However, today morning, he suffered a massive heart attack and breathed his last. His last rites and funeral will be held in Madurai today evening. During the lockdown, Theepetti Ganesan suffered a lot due to a lack of opportunities.
Theepetti Ganesan is survived by his wife Reshma and her two sons. Director Seenu Ramasamy took to Twitter to pay tributes to the late actor. He wrote, "I was shocked to hear the demise of my brother Karthi aka Theepetti Ganesan at Rajaji Government Hospital in Madurai due to ill health. He was one of the best actors who acted in my films. My heartfelt condolences (sic)." Theepetti Ganesan had acted in films such as Renigunta, Billa 2, Neer paravai, Kanne Kalaimaane among others.