Popular Malayalam actor Vinod Thomas was found dead in his car outside a hotel in Pambady, Kottayam. He was 45. The hotel staff alerted the police that a person had been inside a parked car for a long time.
Thomas is known for his roles in movies like Ayyappanum Koshyum, Natholi oru cheriya meenalla, Oru murai vanth paathaaya, Happy Wedding and June. The cause of his death isn’t known. The police suspect it might have been due to inhalation of poisonous gas from the car’s AC.
“We found him inside the car and took him to a nearby hospital. Doctors examined him and declared him dead,” the police told PTI. The body has been sent for postmortem. The police are investigating the case. The actor had reached the bar at 11 am. He was found dead at 8. 30pm.