Popular Tamil actor Vivekh, who had suffered a cardiac arrest and was put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support at a hospital in Chennai, passed away on Saturday.
SIMS Hospital vice president Dr Raju Sivasamy in a statement said that the 59-year-old comedian died in the early hours.
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.
(With PTI inputs.)