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Sunday, July 26, 2009



PETALING JAYA: Award-winning director Yasmin Ahmad, who passed away last night after a stroke, is finally laid to rest at 12.40pm at the Tanah Perkuburan Islam in SS20.

Among the pallbearers were Media Prima International CEO Datuk Seri Farid Ridzuan.

Some 100 people have turned at the funeral to pay their last respects.

Earlier, the family held solat jenazah at Masjid Abu Bakar As-Siddiq in SS19, after which, the public was allowed to pay their last respects to Yasmin.

The prayers were led by Imam Ustaz Ahmad Salim.

Yassin prayers were also recited for Yasmin at the mosque.

The hearse has left the house for the mosque at 9.30am.

Among those present at the mosque were actress Sharifah Amani, Farid, AirAsia group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes, singer Jacyln Victor, fellow film director and producer Suhaimi Baba, Talentime actor Hon Kahoe and singer cum songwriter Peter Teo.

Former Penang Chief Minister and Gerakan president Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon was also present.

Yasmin, 51, famous for movies like Sepet, Gubra and recently, Talentime.

The director died at 11.45pm on Saturday night from massive bleeding in the brain at the Damansara Specialist Hospital.


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