Noted actor Sadek Bacchu was placed on life support on Saturday night as his condition deteriorated at the Mohakhali’s Universal Medical College Hospital in the capital.
Jayed Khan, general secretary of Bangladesh Film Artistes' Association, confirmed the matter to media.
Earlier, he was shifted to Universal Medical College Hospital from Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where he was admitted on September 8 with breathing problems.
He was later found infected with coronavirus on September 12.
Sadek Bacchu’s career in acting stretches over five decades in the theatre, radio, television, and cinema.
He has acted in over a thousand plays since in 1974.