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Actor Vivek's son dies

Actor Vivek   | Photo Credit: K_Pichumani

The film industry was shocked as news of Actor Vivek's son's death filtered out through social media sites on Thursday afternoon. Vivek's son, 13-year-old Prasanna Kumar, died at the SRM Institutes for Medical Science, Vadapalani, on Thursday. The teenager had reportedly been at the hospital for over a month, and passed away at 4.25 p.m. following a prolonged illness.

Actor Vivek requested the media to respect his privacy at this moment of grief. In a statement sent to the media, the actor said that his son had been suffering ill health for a while and has been undergoing intensive treatment.

"Due to the unexpected demise of my son Prasanna Kumar, I am physically and mentally upset," he said. He also requested the media not to speak to those who visit his house for paying homage to Prasanna Kumar.

"I hope you will understand my emotion," he said. Several film personalities like actors Kushbu and Prasanna expressed their condolences on social media.

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