Tamil actor and comedian Vivek passes away

Actor Vivek passed away this morning at 4:35 am.

Veteran actor and comedian Vivek passed away this morning, aged 59. The cause of death is said to be cardiac arrest. He was last seen in ‘Dharala Prabhu’, the Tamil remake of Bollywood’s ‘Vicky Donor’.

He was admitted to a hospital in Chennai after he complained of feeling unwell on Friday. He also underwent an angioplasty and stenting procedure the same day after being diagnosed with cardiac arrest.

The actor had acted in more than 200 films in his career and had given some stellar performances in movies such as Sivaji, Kushi, Alaipayuthe etc.

Many celebrities took to their social media handles to express grief at his demise. Actor Prakash Raj wrote, “Ahhh.. #vivek …gone too soon dear friend ..thank you for planting thoughts n trees …thank you for entertaining and empowering us with your wit and humour..will miss you…RIP.”

Malayalam actor Nivin Pauly also tweeted his condolences. “RIP #Vivek sir! You will be missed,” he tweeted. Vivek’s last movie, ‘Dharala Prabhu’, was directed by Krishna Marimuthu.

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