Bangalore: Kannada actor Hemanth, seen in his debut film "Nenapinangala", died of a heart attack at a private hospital on Wednesday, a family friend said. He was 27.

"He complained of chest pain last evening when he was working out in a gym. He was rushed to M.S. Ramaiah Hospital where he underwent treatment. He died of a heart attack earlier Wednesday morning," a family friend said.

"After the success of his last film, he was in talks with a big banner for his next film," the friend added. Hemanth was the son of Nenapinangala producer G. Ramakrishna.

(Agencies)

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