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Actor Vivek Passes Away, Tributes Pour In

BP World Bureau | Apr 17 2021 10:19:37 AM
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South Indian actor Vivek passed away at the age of 59. He was brought to SIMS Hospital at Vadapalani after fainting and suffered from a cardiac arrest.

He was resuscitated and underwent Emergency Coronary Angiogram, followed by angioplasty.

Hospital said that he was on Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygen or ECMO support in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Hospital informed that he suffered an acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock but his death had nothing to do with the vaccine he took. 

Tamil Nadu Health Secretary Dr Radhakrishnan told about how the late actor came forward to create awareness on public health and social issues.

After his death, tributes poured in from various sections.

Vivek is known for his over the top slapstick comedy on-screen. He won Tamil Nadu state award for his performances in 'Unnaruge Naan Irundhal', 'Run', 'Parthiban Kanavu', 'Anniyan' and 'Sivaji.'

Government of India awarded Vivek with the Padma Shri award for his contribution to the arts in 2009.