Veteran Tamil actor Srikanth, who made his debut along with the late J Jayalalithaa in the 1965 classic Vennira Adai died here on Tuesday, film industry sources said.

The 82 year-old actor died due to old age, they said.

“#RIPSrikanth !!,” said the official Twitter handle of Nadigar Sangam, the artists association.

Superstar Rajnikanth mourned Srikanth’s demise. He tweeted, “I am deeply saddened by the demise of my dear friend Srikanth. May his soul rest in peace.”

In his 40-year career, Srikanth had acted as hero and villain, besides featuring in many character roles as well.

Vennira Adai (The white cloth) was directed by late veteran CV Sridhar.