Guntur: Noted Telugu actor Jayaprakash Reddy passed away on Tuesday morning after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest at his residence in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh .

The 74- year-old actor was known for his villainous and comic roles in Telugu movies. He had played negative roles in most of the movies. He had appeared in over 100 Telugu movies.

Jayaprakash Reddy began his career with the movie Brahmaputrudu. His most popular films include Samarasimha Reddy, Preminchukundam Raa, Narasimha Naidu, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, Julayi, Ready, Kick, Jayam Manadera, Jamba Lakidi Pamba, Avunu Valliddaru Istapaddaru, Kabaddi Kabbadi, Evadi Gola Vadidi, and Kithakithalu.

The versatile actor was last seen in Mahesh Babu-starrer Sarileru Neekevvaru, which released in January this year. Hailing from Allagadda area in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, he was a teacher before switching over to the world of glamour.

He was one of the few actors in the Telugu film industry who could speak excellent Rayalaseema dialect (slang).

Several people in the Tollywood industry expressed deep condolences over the sudden demise of the actor.

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