New Delhi: Popular Tamil actor Vivek died in a hospital here on Saturday. He was 59 years old. He was undergoing treatment after a heart attack. Dr. Raju Shivasamy, Vice President of SIMS Hospital, issued a statement saying that famous comedian Vivek died in the early hours. He was admitted to the hospital on Friday and was put on the ‘ECMO’ system after his condition worsened. Vivek was given the anti-Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday.
Dr Raju Sivasami, who treated Vivekh at the hospital, said that his health began to deteriorate at around 2 am on April 17. He further added that Vivekh suffered a massive heart attack on April 16, and it took more than 45 minutes to resuscitate him. Sivasami said that Vivekh succumbed to his condition.
This comes a day after Vivekh took the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Omandarur Government Hospital. He took the vaccine along with his friends at a government hospital so that he could set an example for the public. After getting the jab, he met the media and urged everyone eligible to get vaccinated soon.
Vivekh is survived by his wife Arulselvi and daughters Tejaswini and Amritha Nandini. His son Prasanna Kumar died at the age of 13 due to brain fever. More details about his funeral will be out soon.
Born as Vivekanandan on November 19, 1961, Vivekh was one of the prominent performers in the Tamil film industry.
Vivekh made his debut in Tamil cinema with K Balachander’s Manathil Urudhi Vendum in 1987. Over the years, he became one of the most sought-after comedians in Kollywood. His brand of comedy involved hilariously delivering social messages. He believed that this will help educate people. He was addressed as Chinna Kalaivanar.