Thiruvananthapuram: Malayalam film director, script writer KR Sachidanandan (Sachy) passed away due to cardiac arrest on Thursday (June 18).

Actors from Bollywood, Mollywood expressed condolences to  Sachy’s family.

Bollywood actor John Abraham took to Twitter and wrote, “Shattered to lose such a talent. Rest In Peace my friend. #RIP #Sachy (sic).”

Mollywood actors Dulquer Salman, Manju Warrier and many other celebrities took to their social media accounts and expressed condolences.

The director’s eyes were donated to a hospital. The body is kept at Thrissur Jubilee Mission hospital and will be taken to Kochi for the last rites which will be held at the Ravipuram crematorium at 4.30 pm.

Sachy was recovering from a hip surgery when he suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. He was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a leading hospital in Thrissur. Sachy, a practicing lawyer in the Kerala high court, turned to the film industry first by jointly writing scripts before going solo. His second film as a director, ‘Ayyapanum Koshyum’, turned out to be the biggest hit this year.