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SPB No More: Indian film fraternity reacts to the demise of the legendary singer

The singer breathed his last in a private hospital in Chennai today at the age of 74

Published: 25th September 2020

Legendary playback singer, SP Balasubrahmanyam, breathed his last in a private hospital in Chennai today. He was 74.

As the news about his death broke out, devastated fans of the singer took to social media to express their condolences. Members of the film fraternity too expressed their sadness over SPB's untimely demise.

Venkat Prabhu, filmmaker and a close family friend of the singer, was the first one to break the news on Twitter.

The singer was admitted on August 5 due to complications arising from COVID-19. On August 14 (Friday), it was announced that his condition had worsened, and he was shifted to the High Dependency Unit. Since then, he had remained on ECHO and other life support measures. However his condition worsened on Thursday, and SP Balasubrahmanyam succumbed to COVID related complications and breathed his last on Friday, September 25.

Music composer A.R. Rahman, who worked with the singer in many films, took to Twitter to express his condolences: 


Here’s how the film industry reacted to the news of his demise on social media:

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