Karunanidhi” was announced dead at 6:10 pm on 7th August 2018 at Kauvery Hospitals, Alwarpet, Chennai. He was taken to his Gopalapuram residence and later, his mortal remains are brought to Rajaji Hall for the Public to pay the final respects. President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi,
Nirmala Sitharaman, the Defence Minister, Congress president
Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Governor of Kerala justice Sadasivam, Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan, opposition party leader Ramesh Chennithala, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Karnataka Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, Telangana Chief Minister "K Chandrasekhara Rao," former Karnataka Chief Minister Veerappa Moily, Odisha finance minister Shashi Bhushan Behera and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister “
N Chandrababu Naidu” have scheduled their visit to Chennai to pay their final respect to Karunanidhi.