Chennai, May 19: Former Tamil Actress Jothi died of breast cancer at a private hospital here last night.
She was 44. A divorcee, Jothi was staying with her daughter at suburban Neelangarai on the ECR and getting treatment for the last couple of years.
She shot into the limelight when her maiden film ''Rayil Payanangalil'', directed by T Rajendhar, turned out to be a resounding success.
She had also paired with Tamil Superstar Rajnikanth in ''Pudukavithai'', produced by Kavithalayaas in the mid-80s.
A host of people from the Tamil film world paid their last respects to the actor, who had acted in over 50 films in Tamil and Telugu.
Her body was cremated at Besant Nagar crematorium this afternoon.