Indian TV actress Dr. Priya died from a heart attack at the age of 35.
The star was eight months pregnant at the time and, thankfully, doctors were able to save her baby. The newborn is currently in NICU, according to her Karuthamuthu co-star Kishor Satya – who first shared the tragic news of her death.
She was reportedly in hospital for a routine checkup on October 31 when she suddenly suffered a heart attack. In the translated post, her co-star Kishor wrote: “One more unexpected death in the Malayalam television sector.
Dr. Priya died of cardiac arrest yesterday. She was 8 months pregnant. The baby is in ICU. There were no other health issues. Went to hospital for routine checkup yesterday. She suddenly had a cardiac arrest there. [sic]”
He added: “[Dr Priya’s] mother who is crying unable to accept the death of her only daughter. The pain of husband Nanna as a loving partner with Priya without going anywhere for 6 months… Last night while going to the hospital, the sight of sadness rained in my mind. What will you say to comfort them…. Why did God show this cruelty to those innocent minds who are believers….”
Kishor went on to ask himself questions about the shocking news and how Dr Priya’s family would ‘recover from this collapse.’ Dr Priya is a doctor and became a popular actor in India. She reportedly took time away from acting while she was pregnant with her child.
According to local media, she worked at the PRS hospital in Thiruvananthapuram in the southern state of Kerala. After hearing the heartbreaking news of her death, fans to the comment section on Kishor’s post to pay their condolences, with one user writing: “Prayers for her parents and husband …the little one during this period . Our Lord strengthen them and make them overcome great loss.”
Another shared their own experience and said: “Very sad incident. I also faced same issue during delivery Cardiac arrest due to PULMONERY EMBOLISM which is rare cases it will occur. Its one out of 50,000 births. Very painful for the family. My condolences,” while one wrote: “Heartbreaking.”