Oh dear! Another local star has left us today. This time it’s Ashraf Sinclair.
It was reported that the British-Malaysian heartthrob passed away earlier this morning (Tuesday, 18th February) after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 40 years old.
The unfortunate news was announced by his mother, Khadijah Abdul Rahman, as well as his manager, Daysz Erlangga. “My son Ashraf has returned to rahmatullah (the mercy of God). I’m on my way to Jakarta now,” she told mStar via WhatsApp. The latter posted a series of statements in both Malay and English on her Instagram story.
According to sources, the brother-in-law of famous songbird Yuna died at approximately 3:40am at MMC Kuningan, South Jakarta. His body is still in the hospital, as at time of writing. It is believed that details on his funeral will be out soon.
A number of famed celebrities – both in Malaysia and Indonesia – such as Fazura, Sazzy Falak, Melly Goeslow, Neelofa, Luna Maya, and Baim Wong among others have taken to their social media accounts to address his sudden passing. Fans have also taken to Twitter to pay their condolences to the “Gol & Gincu” actor.
I grew up watching Ashraf Sinclair on TV. Sad to hear the news of his sudden demise. Truly, death is unexpected. Always appreciate everyone in your life.
— Ikhwan (@JatIkhwan) February 18, 2020
— 💟 Mira 💟 (@itskaytobeyou) February 18, 2020
Ashraf leaves behind wife Bunga Citra Lestari and their 10-year-old son Noah Aidan Sinclair. Our deepest condolences to the family :(
Update (18th February, 12:45pm)
Gempak has reported that the funeral will be held at San Diego Hills, Karawang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia this afternoon after Asar prayer. Ashraf’s body will be taken from Rumah Duka Pasar Minggu, Jakarta to the cemetery.
As for now, Bunga Citra Lestari is still waiting for his family members’ arrival from Malaysia.