Telugu actor Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam, who was fondly known as AVS, died due to liver-related problems in Hyderabad on Friday. The last rites of 56-year-old comedian will be performed in the city on Saturday. His family members said that the actor died due to acute liver ailment, from which he had been struggling for a long time.
AVS had reportedly been suffering from liver-related issues for six years. The comedian was first diagnosed with liver-related issues in 2007. After treating him for a year, the doctors had lost all hope about his health condition. But the actor miraculously made a recovery after his daughter donated a part of her liver.
In a statement to IANS, Subrahmanyam's son Pradeep said, "His body will be kept in the morning at the South Indian Film Chambers of Commerce (SIFCC) office for public to pay their last respects. Later in the evening, we will take him to the Punjagutta cremation ground where his last rites will be performed.
AVS was discharged from Global Hospitals on Friday after doctors advised his family to take him home. Pradeep added, "Some of his industry friends visited him after we reached home last evening. The doctors had asked us to take him home because his condition had worsened." Continue to read more about AVS in the slideshow.