Innocent (1948-2023), the veteran Malayalam actor and former Lok Sabha MP, passed away at the age of 75 on March 26, leaving the people of Thrissur, Kerala, and the entire Malayalam film industry in deep sorrow. His death came as a shock to his fans and admirers who mourned the loss of a great actor and a beloved public figure.
Innocent, whose real name was Innocent Vincent, was born in Irinjalakuda, a town in the Thrissur district of Kerala. He started his career as a mimicry artist and later ventured into acting. He acted in over 500 films in Malayalam cinema and won several awards for his performances. He was also a former Member of Parliament, representing the Chalakudy constituency in the Lok Sabha from 2014 to 2019.
As news of his demise spread, people from all walks of life, including actors, politicians, and fans, flocked to his residence in Irinjalakuda to pay their last respects to the legendary actor. Many people were seen shedding tears and expressing their condolences to the grieving family members.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also paid his last respects to Innocent, who was a popular figure in the state. He expressed his condolences to the family members and praised the contributions of the late actor to society.
Innocent’s mortal remains were kept at his residence for people to pay their respects before his final journey. His cremation will take place at 10 am today at St. Thomas Syro Malabar Cathedral, Irinjalakuda, with full state honors. The funeral will be attended by several political and film personalities, including Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and other ministers.
Innocent’s death is a great loss to the Malayalam film industry and the people of Kerala. He will always be remembered for his iconic performances and his contributions to society. The people of Thrissur and Kerala mourn the loss of a great actor and a beloved public figure.