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CID Actor Fredericks passes away in Mumbai’s hospital

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MUMBAI: CID actor Dinesh Phadnis, who used to play the role of Fredericks in the popular show passed away on Monday (December 4) night.
As reported by Express Times of India, the actor breathed his last at around midnight. His last rites will be held Tuesday (today). Dinesh Phadnis was on ventilator support since December 2.
While several media reports suggested that the actor was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack, his co-star Dayanand Shetty later clarified that Phadnis did not have a heart attack.
“Dinesh Phadnis is hospitalized and on a ventilator, doctors are observing him. He has not suffered a heart attack, it is a different treatment and I wouldn’t like to comment on it,” Dayanand, who played the role of Senior Inspector Daya in CID, told The Indian Express.
Dayanand added, “Dinesh was getting treated for some other ailment but the medication affected his liver adversely. That’s why it is always recommended to take medicines very carefully. You never know when the medicine that one is taking to treat something can cause another major ailment. One should be very careful regarding allopathic medicines.”
Dinesh played the funny and innocent CID officer Fredericks on CID, along with Shivaji Satam and Aditya Shrivastava. Talking about how he landed the role, Dinesh had said in an interview, “I remember I was struggling for roles and wherever I went to seek work, I met B P Singh (producer of CID). I am not aware if it was sheer luck or co incidence. Finally, he asked me if I wanted to join CID and that’s how my journey began. Later I also took up Aahat.”
“The show earlier had no humour at all. So I was chosen to be the comic relief. And I must say that I have received great response from the masses.” he told Telly Chakkar.

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