Tamil actor and comedian Vivekh died on Saturday morning.© Twitter
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday took to Twitter to share his “heartfelt condolences” with the fans and family of Tamil actor and comedian Vivekh, who breathed his last Saturday morning at the age of 59. Taking to the micro-blogging site, Ashwin wrote that he couldn’t believe the actor who entertained so many people with his great comedy has left the world. “My heartfelt condolences to the family and fans of #ActorVivek !! I can’t believe you are no more#ripvivek,” Ashwin tweeted.
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Ashwin’s wife Prithi posted a throwback video where the off spinner, sitting with his daughter, can be heard “screaming every line” of a scene from Tamil movie Minnale, featuring Vivekh.
“Watching Minnale only to have @ashwinravi99 screaming every line. Reject,” she tweeted.
Quote tweeting his wife’s post, Ashwin said Vivekh was ahead of his time and was an integral part of his childhood.
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“He was an integral part of my childhood days!! Learnt so much from his message driven humour! #ripactorvivek #aheadoftimes,” Ashwn wrote on Twitter.
The popular actor-comedian was admitted to a Chennai hospital on Friday after he suffered a cardiac arrest.
As per a bulletin released by the hospital on Friday, the actor was resuscitated and subsequently underwent “Emergency Coronary Angiogram, followed by angioplasty” and was on Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygen (ECMO) support in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
His death shocked many in the film industry with the superstars including the likes of Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Dhanush paying their condolences.
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