Telugu film industry has lost many talented actors and actresses in the last couple of decades. Deadly decease cancer or heart attack were the two common reasons for the death of most of those stars. While Tollywood actors like Akkineni Nageswara Rao, AV Subrahmanyam (AVS) and Dharmavarapu Subramanyam succumbed to cancer, a few like NT Rama Rao, Shoban Babu and Srihari were victim for heart attack. We bring you the list of Telugu actors, who died of cancer or heart attack. Continue to see their details in the slideshow.
Akkineni Nageswara Rao's Death
Legendary Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who is fondly known as ANR, succumbed to colon cancer on January 22, 2014.
NT Rama Rao's Death
Legendary Telugu actor NT Rama Rao died of a heart attack on 18 January 1996 at his residence in Hyderabad, aged 72.
Shoban Babu's Death
Legendary Telugu actor Sobhan Babu died on March 20, 2008 due to a heart attack at the age of 71.
Raghumudri Srihari, better known as Srihari died of heart attack at the Leelavathi hospital in Mumbai on October 9 2013. He was reportedly undergoing treatment for liver related problems at the hospital.
Dharmavarapu Subramanyam's Death
Popular Telugu comedy actor Dharmavarapu Subramanyam died of liver cancer at his P&T colony residence in Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad on December 7, 2013.
AV Subrahmanyam's Death
Telugu actor Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam, who was fondly known as AVS, died due to liver cancer in Hyderabad on November 8.
Anjali Devi's Death
Veteran actor Anjali Devi, who defied conventional film industry wisdom that married women cannot be leading stars on screen as early as the 1940s, died of cardiac arrest in a city hospital on January 13, 2014.
Kamalakar Reddy's Death
Telugu actor Boochepalli Kamalakar Reddy, who is known for his film Abhi, died of heart attack on July 13, 2013.
While undergoing treatment for a heart ailment, South Indian actress Sujatha died of cardiac arrest in Chennai on April 6, 2011.
Popular South Indian Actress Ashwini, who worked in more than 150 films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam, died due to heart attack in Chennai on 23 September 2012.
Rami Reddy's Death
Actor Rami Reddy died of liver cancer in Hyderabad on 14 April 2011.
Kakka Radhakrishnan's Death
Actor Kakka Radhakrishnan died of heart attack at his residence in Hyderabad on June 14, 2012.
Manjula Vijayakumar's Death
Manjula Vijayakumar died of heart Attack at the SRMC hospital in Chennai on July 23, 2013.
M Saroja's Death
M Saroja died due to cardiac arrest at her home in T Nagar, Chennai on April 2, 2012.
Radha Kumari's Death
Well-known actress Radha Kumari, the wife of noted actor Ravi Kondala Rao, died of heart attack at her residence on March 8, 2012.
Sutti Velu's Death
Telugu film comedian and character artist K Lakshmi Narasimha Rao, popularly known as Sutti Velu died of heart attack at his residence in Chennai on September 16, 2012.
Khushi Murali's Death
Singer Kushi Murali died of heart attack on 11 January 2013. He was on his way to perform at Kakinada Beach Festival, when he breath his last.
EVV Satyanarayana's Death
Telugu film director, writer and producer EVV Satyanarayana died due to multiple complications developed during chemotherapy for throat cancer on January 21, 2011.
Dasari Padma's Death
Former minister and film director Dasari Narayana Rao's wife Padma (65) died at a corporate hospital here on Friday. She was suffering from cancer for quite some time.
KSR Das' Death
Yesteryear's director KSR DAS died due to cardiac failure at Apollo Hospital in Chennai on June 8, 2012.
PB Srinivas' Death
Prathivadi Bhayankara Sreenivas, populary known as PB Srinivas, died of heart attack at his residence at Chennai on April 14, 2013.
Eenadu group chairman Ramoji Rao's second son Suman died of cancer at a private hospital in Hyderabad on September 7, 2012.
Thammareddy Krishnamurthy's Death
Popular Telugu producer Thammareddy Krishnamurthy died due to heart on September 16, 2013.
Vadde Ramesh's Death
Yesteryear producer Vadde Ramesh died of cancer at KIMS, Hyderabad, on November 21 2013.