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.
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)”.