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Tamil actor Vivek passes away; AR Rahman, Rakul Preet Singh & others pay tribute

Tamil actor and comedian Vivek passed away on Saturday morning at Chennai Hospital.

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In a shocking turn of events, Tamil actor Vivek passed away on Saturday morning at Chennai Hospital at 4:35 AM as reported via Times of India. He was 59. The actor was hospitalized on Friday after a cardiac arrest. The sudden demise of the actor has left fans, industry colleagues, and his loved ones in a state of shock.

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On Friday, SIMS hospital issued an official statement that stated that Vivek was brought to the hospital in an unconscious state by 11:00 am to the emergency room by specialists. “Later, he underwent Emergency Coronary Angiogram followed by Angioplasty. He is currently in critical condition on ECMO in the Intensive Care Unit. This is an acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock. This is a separate Cardiac event. It may not be due to COVID vaccination.”

After the news of Vivek’s demise, many industry colleagues took to their Twitter handle paid tribute to the late Tamil actor.

A.R. Rahman: “@Actor_Vivek can’t believe you’ve left us ..May you rest in peace ..you’ve entertained us for decades ..your legacy will stay with us🌹”

Prakash Raj: “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”

Simran Bagga: “Deeply saddened to hear the demise of #Vivek you will always remain in our hearts. My condolences to Vivek Ji’s family. #RIPVivekSir”

Rakul Preet Singh: “Shocked and saddened by the passing away of veteran actor #Vivek sir! 💔 My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones! May his soul rest in peace 🙏”

Vijay has won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Comedian-Tamil at Filmfare Awards South for his performances in the movies, Run (2002), Saamy (2003) and Perazhagan (2004), and 5 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Comedian for the films, Unnaruge Naan Irundhal (1999), Run (2002) Parthiban Kanavu (2003), Anniyan (2005) and Sivaji (2007). He has acted in more than 220 films.

We the team of The Live Mirror offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

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