Tamil actor Vivekh passes away after suffering a heart attack

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Tamil actor Vivekh or Vivekanandan passed away today on April 17. The 59-year-old was a Padma Shri actor and comedian. He was rushed to SIMS hospital in Chennai yesterday after suffering a cardiac arrest. According to News Minute report, Vivekh breathed his last at 4.35 am on Saturday.

The actor had to undergo Emergency Coronary Angiogram followed by Angioplasty as per Vivekh’s health bulletin released by the hospital. He was in a critical condition on ECMO in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The Vellai Pookal actor had also taken the covid-19 vaccine on Thursday after which he complained of having chest pain and then he also fainted. But the health bulletin suggested that the late actor’s medical condition might not be due to the vaccination, “This is an acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock. This is a separate Cardiac event. It may not be due to COVID vaccination.”

After taking the vaccine on Thursday, Vivekh had told the media, “The government hospitals provide healthcare services to the majority of poor people. Many have doubts about vaccination and its side effects. There are also several rumours doing the rounds. I want to put an end to all the rumours. I want to show people that there is no danger in getting vaccinated.”

He added, “On the contrary, it will protect us. And it is not like this vaccination will completely prevent us from getting Covid-19 infection. After the vaccination, even if we catch the virus, there won’t be death. So after vaccination, we should still follow the safety guidelines.”

Several industry celebrities and Vivekh’s fans took to their Twitter handle and mourned the actor’s untimely death:

We extend heart heartfelt condolences to Vivekh’s family. May his soul rest in peace.

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