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Tamil comedian Vivekh dies two days after taking Covid vaccine

Published Apr 17, 2021, 11:53 am IST | Updated Apr 17, 2021, 11:53 am IST

Popular Tamil actor Vivekh, who was put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support at a hospital

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Vivekh

Chennai: Popular Tamil actor Vivekh, who was put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support at a hospital here after he suffered a cardiac arrest, passed away on Saturday.

The 59-year-old comedian died in the early hours, SIMS Hospital vice president Dr Raju Sivasamy said in a statement.

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Vivekh was admitted to the hospital on Friday and a cent per cent "blockage" in a heart vessel was detected and he was put on ECMO support since his condition turned critical.

The actor was administered the Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday. Authorities had said the cardiac arrest he suffered was not due to the vaccination.

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