PETALING JAYA: Famous comedian Samynathan Rethiman, popularly known as Accapan, has passed away early Friday morning (Sept 14) due to kidney failure.
Accapan was 63-years-old.
His son, Yhuveneshwary Samynathan, told mStar Accapan breathed his last night at about 2.43am at Taman Puchong Utama near here.
Accapan is survived by his wife Yogeswari Subramaniam, 53, and three children, Vikneshwaran Samynathan, 31, Dhineshwaran Samynathan, 28, and Yhuveneshwary Samynathan, 24.
The ceremony will be held at his home about 3 pm Friday.
From Parit Buntar in Perak, Acappan rose to popularity in the 1980s after his talent was first discovered on RTM sitcom Santan Berlada.
He also starred in local films including Mira Edora, True, Sister, Rimba Malam, Sahabat, Simfoni Kasih, Suratan Kasih, Bisikan Kasih and Ghazal for Rabiah.
He had been prominent in the 1980s and 90s, and was known for his role in local show Pi Mai Pi Mai Tang Tu.
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