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Vivek, A 59-Year-Old Tamil Actor, Dies


Vivek , 59, died on Saturday, a day after being admitted to a hospital in Chennai in an unconscious state and resuscitated. He remained in critical condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, where he was receiving cardiac and respiratory support.

Vivek underwent an emergency coronary angiogram and angioplasty after it was discovered that his left coronary artery was completely blocked.

Tamil actor Vivek passes away at 59 | Hindustan Times

“This is an acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock,” according to a hospital statement. “This is a distinct cardiac event that may or may not be related to the Covid vaccination.”

Tamil Nadu health secretary J Radhakrishnan clarified on Friday that Vivek’s cardiac condition is unrelated to his Covid vaccination on Thursday.

Vivek’s first dose of Covaxin was administered at a government health facility in Chennai.

According to Radhakrishnan, 860 people received the vaccine on the same day. “There is no direct relationship between his complete blockage and this. We performed a test on him today [Friday], and the results are [Covid-19] negative. “His CT scan also revealed no signs of COVID-19,” Radhakrishnan said. “Anaphylactic shock usually occurs within 30 minutes of receiving the vaccine. This [Vivek’s] case isn’t like that…”

Vivek urged the public to get vaccinated after receiving the vaccine.

He had been involved in public awareness campaigns, including those for dengue fever.

Vivek’s widow and two daughters survive him.

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Vivek received 4th highest civilian award

As word of Vivek’s death spread, tributes poured in. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet, “The untimely demise of noted actor Vivek has left many saddened.” People were entertained by his comedic timing and intelligent dialogue. His concern for the environment and society shone through in both his films and his life. Please accept our condolences to his family, friends, and admirers. Shanti, Om.”

Vivek rose to prominence as a comedian, and he was known for infusing social themes and messages into his comedic roles. In 2009, he received the Padma Shri, India‘s fourth-highest civilian award.


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