Legendary singer Tan Sri Sheikh Salim Sheikh Muhammad Al Mahros, or more commonly known as S.M. Salim by Malaysians, has died. He was 88 years old.
“With sadness, I announce that S.M. Salim has passed away at 5.44pm,” a family representative of the late singer told Bernama.
The veteran singer passed away at his home in Ukay Perdana, Kuala Lumpur on Thursday (29th December). His 6th child, Shamsul, said that Salim had been unconscious for the past 3 days prior to his death. He was placed on a respiratory machine on Wednesday (28th December).
Salim began his career as a traditional Malay singer in the 1950s and had been promoting the genre through stage performances and television appearances. To date, he has produced numerous albums and singles including “Tak Seindah Wajah”, “Kenang Daku Dalam Doamu”, “Entah Jadi Entahkan Tidak”, and “Apa Dah Jadi”.
According to Bernama, he became paralysed due to a nerve disorder and had been wheel-chair bound for the past 17 years.
Salim will be laid to rest at the Muslim Cemetery in Jalan Ampang tomorrow (Friday, 30th December) while funeral prayers will be held at the Kampung Baru Jamek Mosque at 10:30am.
Rest in peace, Tan Sri S.M. Salim. You will be missed. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time.