Chennai: Veteran playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away while undergoing treatment at MGM hospital here today. He was 74 and is survived by wife and two children.
Balasubrahmanyam had been hospitalised since August 14 after being tested positive for COVID-19. He was on life support measures for severe Covid-19 pneumonia. However, he died due to cardio-respiratory arrest.
In a statement issued on Friday the hospital said: “In a further setback this morning, despite maximal life support measures and the best efforts of the clinical team, his condition deteriorated further and he suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest. With profound grief, we regret to inform that he has passed away on September 25 at 13.04 hours.”
“S P Balasubrahmanyam was admitted at MGM Healthcare on August 5. He was on ECMO and other life support measures. His condition deteriorated in the last 24 hours ,” a statement issued by the hospital late last night said.