Chennai, Aug 7: The United States on Tuesday condoled the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President M. Karunanidhi. Also Read - Unexplained Mystery: Thousands of Migratory Birds Found Dead in New Mexico, Scientists Baffled

“On behalf of the US Consulate General in Chennai, I offer condolences to the people of Tamil Nadu and Tamils across the world on the passing of former Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi,” Acting US Consul General in Chennai Lauren Lovelace said in a statement. Also Read - Amid China Snooping, US Govt Charges 5 Chinese Nationals Over Mega Hacking Scheme; Indian Govt Targetted

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” Lovelace said. Also Read - NEET 2020: Ban Medical Entrance Test, Save Tamil Nadu Students, Says DMK's Stalin

A five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Karunanidhi, 94, passed away at a local hospital in Chennai on Tuesday evening.

He was admitted to the hospital on July 28.