Chennai: Ace comedian of Tamil filmdom Vivek passed away at a hospital here on Saturday. He was 59.
Vivek who had severe chest complications had been admitted to SIMS Hospital in Vadaplani on Friday, also underwent angioplasty and stent procedure same day for the blocks in critical blood vessel of the heart. He was put on ECMO support in ICU. However he passed away at 4.35 am, according to a medical bulletin released by the hospital.
A day before his admission to hospital, on Thursday, Vivek had taken Covid vaccine. However, the severity in his health was not related to vaccine, the hospital authorities stated.
He leaves behind wife Arul Selvi, daughters Tejaswini and Amritha Nandini. His son Prasanna Kumar died at the age of 13 due to brain fever in 2015.
– Team Mysoorunews