Popular veteran actress Jayanthi breathed her last on Monday, 26 July, at the age of 76. She was one of the top actresses of Kannada cinema. Her son Krishna Kumar reported about the actress’ demise. He said that she was recovering from ailments, but eventually breathed her last during her sleep. Other than Kannada film industry, Jayanti had worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi films. She was awarded the Karnataka State Film Award seven times and the Filmfare Award twice in her career. Many South Cinema stars and politicians have mourned her death through social media.