The recent news of Glenn Fredly’s death came as a great surprise for fans of the Indonesian entertainment scene. This relates to the fact that the singer has been silent when it comes to his illness.
According to a representative from Glenn’s family, Mozes Latuihamalo, the late singer had been complaining about his sickness. A month before his passing, he expressed that he wasn’t feeling well and wanted to go to the hospital.
Despite being under the weather, Mozes told the media that the “Januari” hit-maker was still able to move around like usual. He further revealed that Glenn’s health condition unfortunately declined over the last three days. Nevertheless, he was still strong enough to interact with other people up until his last breath.
In addition, the family announced that Glenn’s funeral – scheduled to be held at Tanah Kusir, Jakarta today (Thursday, 9th April) – won’t be open to public, due to the concerns of the Covid-19 outbreak. They continued by saying that everyone’s warm prayers and condolences is sufficient.
“It’s expected that the religious ceremony to end by 11. After that, many friends of the deceased will come to bid their last farewell, not to mention his band members as well,” Glenn’s younger brother Uci told Detik.com. Meanwhile, Mozes said, “Due to the current situation, we sincerely hope that visitors won’t show up at the funeral.”
Even so, the session was still made available via live stream on music label Bumi Entertainment’s official Instagram account.