Tamil comedian Vivek breathed his last in Chennai at 4.35 am on Saturday. The 59-year-old actor died due to cardiac arrest. The sudden death of Vivek has shocked his fans and the film industry. Tollywood and Kollywood celebrities took to their social media handles to express their shock. Condolence messages are pouring in for the departed soul.
According to doctors, Vivek had 100% blockage in the LAD (left anterior descending artery) vessel which led to a massive cardiac arrest. On Friday, the hospital as well as Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said at a press meet that the cause of the cardiac arrest was unlikely to be due to the COVID-19 vaccine that Vivek had taken on Thursday.
Vivek had acted in more than 220 films. He was introduced to cinema by top director K Balachander. Earlier, he acted in small roles and later emerged as a top comedian.
Here are the tweets made by Tollywood and Kollywood celebs.
Veteran comedy actor Vivek is no more. Devastating news, a shocker for all his fans and friends in the industry. The man who conveyed relevant social messages via his comedy one-liners is no more. #ChinnaKalaivanar has breathed his last early in the morning. #RIPVivek pic.twitter.com/LLmRZlex6W— Rajasekar (@sekartweets) April 17, 2021
Shocking news to start the day! Actor #Vivek @Actor_Vivek sir passes away. He was 59— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) April 17, 2021
Amazing actor who entertained us for so many decades with his cracking comedy, thoughtful msgs for the society, propagating Abdul Kalam's messages, planting trees & lot more. RIP sir🙏 #RIPVivek
Can't believe.. He was on TV day before yesterday, telling people to be careful during the pandemic..— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) April 17, 2021
Two days later, he is no more.. Life is so cruel.. At a loss of words.. #RIPVivek pic.twitter.com/tkgVR4lLft
Really not able to digest that the legend is no more, the man who made us laugh, educated us with social facts through his comedies, advised us to make our planet green is not with us today.— Ram Muthuram Cinemas (@RamCinemas) April 17, 2021
RIP Padmashri @Actor_Vivek 😢#RIPVivek
Can't control tears.. pic.twitter.com/M3EgmAVvke
Shocked beyond words. Couldn’t hold back my tears. God took you from us too soon. Blessed in this lifetime to share a movie with you. Will always treasure the moments shared together. A true legend in the industry. A dark day to cinema! #ripvivek sir 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/uOBgGnNHrh— Aathmika (@im_aathmika) April 17, 2021
OMG..cant believe I woke up to this Shocking news abt Legendary @Actor_Vivek sir🙏🏻— DEVI SRI PRASAD (@ThisIsDSP) April 17, 2021
Greatest Comedian of our Times who always incorporated a Social Message into his COMEDY
I hav always been his diehard FAN
U wl live in our Hearts forever dear Sir🙏🏻💐#ripvivek pic.twitter.com/4ferfSsgDm
You were a reason for many smiles and laughters sir. A great comedian, wonderful actor and a socially conscious citizen. Unbearable to think you are not there anymore. Will miss you as one of your fans. #RipVivek sir 💔🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/d3kd9oHsqP— Vikram Prabhu (@iamVikramPrabhu) April 17, 2021
Not able to believe this... He made us laugh, he educated us through his performances, he cared for this world and helped teach us how to take care of it.— Gautham Karthik (@Gautham_Karthik) April 17, 2021
There will never be another like you sir.
We will miss you.
Rest in peace @Actor_Vivek sir#ripvivek pic.twitter.com/3JXfRkn3T2