Kollywood actor Vivek's only son Prasanna Kumar Vivek, 13, passed away at SRM Hospital in Chennai on October 29, 2015 at around 4.25pm after losing his battle to brain fever.
Prasanna Kumar was admitted to the hospital few days ago. He was on and off the ventilators during his hospitalization. At one point of time, he was responding well to the treatment, but later suffered a relapse and his condition worsened.
Vivek requested the media to give them some space during this time of grief.
Prasanna Kumar is survived by his father Vivek, mother Arulselvi and sisters Amritha Nandini and Tejaswini.
The funeral will be performed at Tirunelveli on Friday, 30 October, at 3.30 pm.
Meanwhile, actors from the Kollywood industry took to Twitter to express their shock and grief after they heard the news of Prasanna Kumar's demise.
Actor Prasanna Wrote
Very sad to know @Actor_Vivek sir's son passed away. My deepest condolences to the family and prayers to the poor little soul.
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..".
Film Journalist Rinku Gupta Tweeted
Prasanna, 15 yrs,son of @Actor_Vivek had been hospitalised for several days. Heartfelt condolences to his family fr the irreparable loss. Actor #vivek son Prasanna was reportedly in hospital for forty days with brain fever. He underwent surgery but succumbed today. Sad loss.
Esakki Muthu Wrote
Actor Vivek Son named Prasanna Kumar aged 13 is passed away due to illness. RIP
Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush Wrote
@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
Sriya Reddy Tweeted
#Vivek sir so sorry to hear about your son , hope you and your family have courage and strength #goneTosoon #rip @Actor_Vivek
Anirudh Ravichander Posted
Very sad moment.. RIP Prasanna.. #Gonetoosoon
Jayam Ravi Tweeted
Shattered to see @Actor_Vivek sir & his family endure this tragedy. Praying for strength for them to overcome their loss. RIP Prasanna
Shocked to hear about the sudden death of @Actor_Vivek s son #Prasanna strength to the family nd friends #RIP