AR Rahman, Mohanlal, Rajinikanth and others mourn Tamil actor Vivek
The sudden demise of popular Tamil actor and comedian Vivek, who passed away on Saturday, has left many in shock.
The Padma Shri awardee actor was admitted to the intensive care unit of SIMS hospital in Vadapalani after he suffered from a heart attack on Friday. The 59-year-old actor reportedly fainted after expressing discomfort and his family rushed him to the SIMS Hospital. He later underwent an emergency coronary angiogram followed by angioplasty and breathed his last in the wee hours on Saturday.
Many celebrities including AR Rahman, Mohanlal, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Dhanush were among others who took to social media to express their grief.
Rahman tweeted that he can’t believe Vivek has left us.
@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🌹— A.R.Rahman #99Songs 😷 (@arrahman) April 17, 2021
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth also issued a statement mourning the death of the beloved actor.
Actor Mohanlal also expressed his heartfelt condolences over the demise of Vivek.
Heartfelt condolences pic.twitter.com/L78R3C9UqF— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) April 17, 2021
Actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan said, "friend Vivek was one who wanted to repay the community something rather than remaining that the actor’s duty was only confined to acting. The death of Vivek, who rose to prominence as the Green Guard at the behest of His Excellency Kalam, is a loss to the Tamil community".
நடிகனின் கடமை நடிப்பதோடு முடிந்தது என்று இருந்துவிடாமல் தனக்குச் செய்த சமூகத்துக்கு தானும் ஏதேனும் செய்ய விரும்பியவர், செய்தவர் நண்பர் விவேக். மேதகு கலாமின் இளவலாக, பசுமைக் காவலராக வலம் வந்த விவேக்கின் மரணம் தமிழ்ச் சமூகத்திற்கு ஏற்பட்ட பேரிழப்பு.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) April 17, 2021
South Indian actor Prakash Raj tweeted, "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"
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 pic.twitter.com/oyoOkx8G9q— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) April 17, 2021
Meanwhile, actor Dhanush shared a few heart-broken emojis to express his grief.
Vivek sir 💔💔💔— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) April 17, 2021
Actor Suriya said, "You will live in our memory for generations through the thoughts sown in the mind, Vivek sir ... Let's stand with the family who are suffering from irreversible grief ..."
Manju Warrier, Prithviraj Sukumaran and Nivin Pauly also were among the actors who condoled the death of the actor.
Actress Simran also took to Twitter to mourn the death of the comedian.
— Simran (@SimranbaggaOffc) April 17, 2021