National award-winning film editor Kishore Te, who had worked in films such as Eeram, Aadukalam and Paradesi, was declared brain dead at a hospital in Vadapalani on Friday. He was 36.
He was reportedly admitted to Vijaya hospital on February 27 after he fell unconscious. Hospital sources said that an MRI scan revealed that he had suffered a stroke.
He had been facing a lot of stress at work recently and that might have led to health issues, it was said.
All efforts were taken to revive and rehabilitate Kishore, but in vain. On Friday evening, he was declared brain dead.
Soon after, Kishore's father insisted that his organs be harvested. His corneas, kidneys, liver and heart were harvested and shared with other hospitals on the network, hospital sources said.
Kishore was among the bright emerging stars in Kollywood and was believed to have great potential. Insiders said his death was a big blow to the film industry, particularly to the discipline of editing.