Comedian Vivek's only son Prasanna Kumar Vivek, aged 13, passes away at SRM Hospital in Chennai after losing his battle to brain fever, according to a report.
It is said that Prasanna was admitted in the hospital few days ago and was undergoing treatment to get rid of his health issues, but eventually succumbed today afternoon.
Prasanna is survived by Vivek, Arulselvi Vivek (mother) and two siblings namely; Amritha Nandini Vivek and Tejaswini Vivek.
FilmiBeat expresses its heartfelt commiseration to Vivek and his entire family. May Prasanna's soul rest in peace.
Many prominent celebrities took to Twitter to express their condolences to Vivek and his family.
Actress Sriya Reddy wrote, "#Vivek sir so sorry to hear about your son , hope you and your family have courage and strength #goneTosoon #rip @Actor_Vivek".
Veteran actress Khusboo tweeted, "Heartbreaking..my good friend @Actor_Vivek tragically lost his 14yr old son to an illness. .may vivekji n the family find strength..".
Actress Sona Heiden, who has shared screen space with Vivek in a couple of films said, "This is indeed very sad news,for a man who spends his life making others smile".
Actor Prasanna tweeted, "Very sad to know @Actor_Vivek sir's son passed away. My deepest condolences to the family and prayers to the poor little soul".
Nitin Sathyaa of Chennai 600028 fame posted, "May god give strength to #actorvivek irreplaceable loss. Rip prasanna. Just 13. Sad....".
Nazriya Nazim of Neram fame wrote, "@Actor_Vivek Actor #Vivek Sir Son #Prasanna Passes Away ... Don't Worry Sir ..!".
Comedian Robo Shankar said, "Another bad day for Tamil Cinema. Comedy Actor #Vivek Sir's son passed away due to brain fever. May his soul rest in peace young boy".
Actor-director Sasikumar wrote, "Deeply saddened to hear about the untimely demise @Actor_Vivek Sir's Son. Such a huge loss for any parent. May he rest in peace !!".
Check out the slides below to see what some of Vivek's ardent fans have to say:
Kokki Kumaru :-) @Kokki0fficial
Kokki Kumaru expressed his disappointment by posting, "Shocking! Actor #Vivek 's 13yr old Son Prasana Passed Away due to illness! Pray God give him the courage to overcome the loss. #RIP".
Sk Blood Shiva @Siva_TryFC
A fan named SK wrote on his Twitter page, "#RIPPrasana Actor #Vivek @Actor_Vivek Sir Son #Prasana has Died Because Of #Brain Fever ..! Its A Very Sad News Fr All Of us".
Fleming Prakash @flames_xD
Fleming Prakash came up with an unrelevant tag for greater reach, he said, "Let us all take a minute to condolence Vivek Sir's Son .RIP Prasanna #vivek Am tagging this so you could all see #Vedalam".
Thameez passed on a valuable piece of information, he posted on the social networking page, "His son was named after his friend late Prasannakumar who scripted his famous comedy 'Run'. #Vivek".
THALAPATHY HARI @HARIVIJ95052431
Hari posted on his Twitter page, "Actor #Vivek's son passed away today due to brain fever. Its an understandable loss for his family. May the boy's soul rest in peace".
Rinku Gupta @RinkuGupta2012
Rinku Gupta, a well known journalist, wrote on her Twitter page, "Actor #vivek son Prasanna was reportedly in hospital for forty days with brain fever. He underwent surgery but succumbed today. Sad loss".