Actor Vivekh, who suffered a heart attack on Friday, passed away on Saturday at 4.35 am, a hospital spokesperson said.
He was 59.
The veteran actor was admitted to the hospital on Friday following a cardiac arrest.
The hospital officials said that the actor had a hundred percent blood clot in his left artery and added that it ‘may not be related to te Covid vaccination’ he had taken on Thursday.
Addressing reporters, Dr. Raju Sivasamy, vice-president of SIMS hospitals had said earlier what the 59-year-old actor suffered was a separate cardiac event called “ventricular fibrillation”, resulting in decreased supply of blood to the brain.
Vivekh, a veteran of over 200 films, underwent angioplasty surgery at the hospital and was on ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) in the ICU.
Celebrities and ministers have taken to Twitter to share their condolences for the passing of the Padma Shree awardee.