Tamil actor Florent Pereira, who was known for playing character roles, died due to Covid-19 on Monday night in a Chennai hospital. After testing positive for the coronavirus, Florent was hospitalized two weeks ago. His health deteriorated last week.
Filmmaker Seenu Ramaswamy broke the news on his Twitter page. He wrote: “I can’t believe this. Film actor, Kalaignar TV Ex GM, good hearted, soulful Mr Florent Pereira you are in the midst of us. RIP Father. My deepest condolences to his family & friends (sic).”
Having starred in over 50 Tamil films, Florent made his acting debut with Vijay’s Tamil romantic drama Puthiya Geethai. In recent years, he was seen in films such as Kayal, Kumki, Thodari, VIP 2 and Taramani. He was mostly popular for playing father in films.