Legendary Tamil comedian Vivekh passed away at a private hospital in Chennai after cardiac-related complications.
He was last seen alongside Harish Kalyan in 2020's Dharala Prabhu. Vivekh's upcoming releases include Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir, starring Vijay Sethupathi, and he is also reportedly a part of Shankar's Indian 2.
Fondly known as the Chinna Kalaivanar, he developed a unique brand of humour over the years that mixed social messaging and comedy.
Soon after the heartbreaking news of Vivekh's death surfaced online, many fans and Kollywood actors extended tributes on social media.
Vivekh was vaccinated against COVID-19 a day before he was admitted to the hospital but a senior doctor from the hospital said that he suffered an "acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock" and his health condition had no link with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vivekh, an actor, comedian, singer and an activist, was known for his performances in films such Sivaji, Run, Saamy, Perazhagan, Puthu Puthu Arthangal, Dhool, Anniyan and Bigil.
Among Mollywood stars, Prithviraj, Manju Warrier, Joju George, Rajisha Vijayan took to their socialmedia pages to pay tributes.