Tamil actor Vivek’s teenage son dies; Celebs condole death


Popular Tamil comedian Vivek’s teenage son Prasanna Kumar passed away on Thrusday, due to brain fever. The death of the 13-year-old has come as huge shock to his family, friends and fans and the entire film industry.

Prasanna took his last breath at the SRM institute for Medical Science, Vadapalani at around 4.25 pm on October 29. Prasanna was admitted in the hospital for several days where he was undergoing intensive treatment.

The bereaved actor had issued a statement requesting the media to respect his privacy at this moment of grief. ”Due to unexpected demise of my son Prasanna Kumar, am physically and mentally upset. I request you to not cover the news by visual and take bytes from the people who pay homage to my son. Hope you will understand my emotion. Thank you,” Vivek said in his statement.

Vivek has worked with practically everyone in the Tamil film industry and many of them have come forward to support him in his difficult times. Several celebrities have expressed their condolences on social media.

Tamil film actress Khushbu tweeted, “Heartbreaking..my good friend @Actor_Vivek tragically lost his 14yr old son to an illness. .may vivekji n the family find strength. #PrasannaVivek was a very good keyboard player..his interest was in music..snatched away 2 soon..#RIP Prasanna..u will stay in r hearts 4evr.”

Dhanush wrote, “My heartfelt condolences to @Actor_Vivek sir and his family. May his son's soul rest in peace.”

Rajinikanth’s daughter and Dhanush’s wife Aishwryaa tweeted, “@Actor_Vivek sir.don't know what to say.no words can console your loss today.may sairam give you strength to pull through this.#RIPPrasanna.”

Music composer Anirudh Ravichander wrote, “Very sad moment.. RIP Prasanna.. #Gonetoosoon.”

Jayam Ravi wrote, “Shattered to see @Actor_Vivek sir & his family endure this tragedy. Praying for strength for them to overcome their loss. RIP Prasanna.”

Nitinsathyaa wrote, “May god give strength to #actorvivek irreplaceable loss. Rip prasanna. Just 13. Sad...”

Arya posted, “Shocked to hear about the sudden death of @Actor_Vivek s son #Prasanna strength to the family nd friends #RIP.”

Many other celebrities have also extended their condolences to the bereaved family.


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