Actor Vinay Apte is Dead

 Vinay Apte, one of the best character actors in  Indian cinema, is dead. He was 62 years old.  He was reportedly suffering from acute coronary syndrome which increased in the past two months. He breathed his last at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Mumbai today.

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Vinay Apte was known for his memorable performances in many Bollywood films, including Chandni Bar, Corporate, Traffic Signal, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, Traffic Signal, Rajneeti and Satyagraha. He had acted in many Marathi films like Jogwa as well. Apte had gone for a shoot in Shimla in September, and developed breathing problems since his return.

 The actor’s wife Vayjanti said, “He was admitted to the hospital for a month and was recuperating at home after his discharge, last month. On Friday night, he said that he was feeling breathless and we rushed him to the hospital. His blood pressure dipped and by evening, he had died.” 

Vinay Apte is survived by his wife and two sons. The elder son Anshuman,  a radio-jockey in the US, was with when he was admitted on Friday and flew to the US  on that day. He will be returning on Monday. He has also acted in TV serials like Adalat and Madhubala –Ek Ishq Ek Junooon.

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