According to the hospital sources, Jose Prakash was rushed to the hospital on March 18 following multiple disorders and he breathed on Saturday afternoon. The actor had made a brief appearance in Traffic released few months ago and Sibi Malayil's Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum.
Jose Prakash began his career as a singer in 1953 and later he debuted in cinema with Bhaktha Kuchela. He mainly essayed negative roles in nearly 300 films. He also made his presence felt in character roles also. His death comes a day after the state government selected him for this year's prestigious JC Daniel award for his contributions to the Malayalam film industry. The funeral is expected to be held on Monday.