Vivek (1961-2021): After actor Vivek’s death on Saturday. AR Rahman remembers the actor, calls him ‘a selfless jewel of India’
The private hospital in Chennai, where Vivek, 59, was being treated, said he suffered “an acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock. This is a separate cardiac event. It may not be due to Covid vaccination”.
On Friday, the actor underwent “emergency coronary angiogram followed by angioplasty”, a medical bulletin said. But his condition stayed critical through the day.
The 59-year-old actor made headlines on Thursday for promoting the importance of vaccination to fight the coronavirus. He chose to get vaccinated at a government hospital to spread awareness instead of going to a private hospital.
Vivekanandan, known professionally as Vivek, was an Indian film actor, comedian, television personality, playback singer and social activist working in the Tamil film industry.
- Died: April 17, 2021, Chennai, India
- Born: November 19, 1961, Kovilpatti, India
- Height: 1.72 m
- Spouse: Arulselvi Vivek (m. ?–2021)
- Children: Tejaswini Vivek, Prasanna Kumar, Amritha Nandini Vivek