Singer-actor Ashmi Roslan dies at 34

Singer-actor Ashmi Roslan dies at 34

The 34-year-old last performed on charity show Projek Kasih, and had just wrapped up melodrama Jalan Ampas, which is currently airing on Suria.

Ashmi Roslan with Baihakki

SINGAPORE: Local singer and actor Ashmi Roslan died on Wednesday (Jun 10). He was 34 and suffered a heart attack. He died close to 11pm at Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital.

In a statement on its Facebook and Instagram pages, MediaCorp Suria described him as a local artiste with great talent - adding that he first rose to fame after appearing in the 2006 season of Anugerah Skrin.

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Posted by MediaCorp Suria on Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Ashmi last appeared on the variety stage via Projek Kasih, and was part of the main cast for Jalan Ampas, a drama also starring Fizah Nizam and Hashimah Hamidon that is currently airing on Suria.

Tributes have begun pouring in for Ashmi, who had a wide circle of friends, many of whom are in the entertainment business.

Local performer and creative director at Sri Warisan - Som Said Performing Arts, Ms Marina Yusoff, described Ashmi as a "very pleasing, respectful person" in her condolence message on Facebook.

"You go too soon my brother," she added in another post, accompanied by a photo of them having a meal together.

The Noose's Suhaimi Yusof also took to Facebook, just before midnight on Wednesday: "Just received the news. At such a young age, Ashmi Roslan has passed away because of a heart attack."

According to Ashmi's Instagram page, he had been warded in hospital just about a week ago. In the post, he described the experience as an "unexpected turning point", saying he was thankful for "a reminder to better take care of (himself)".

Source: CNA/hs