Oh no! Indonesian actress Soraya Abdullah drew her last breath earlier on Monday (1st February). She was 43.
The unfortunate news was announced by a celebrity friend of the deceased, Umi Pipik, on her Instagram. “To God we belong and to Him we shall return. So long, my friend, Soraya Abdullah. Allah loves you more, dear woman in heaven,” she wrote on the caption.
She added, “I believe that you’re a good person despite your shortcomings. Please pray for my friend and forgive all her mistakes”. Umi Pipik also shared a photo of Soraya Abdullah’s body being placed in a white coffin, which was wrapped with a plastic sheet, on IG Story. It was conducted in compliance with the Covid-19 safety guidelines. “Love you, Aya,” Umi Pipik wrote.
As reported by Detik, Soraya passed away after she was tested positive for the virus with comorbid asthma. It is known that before Soraya Abdullah died, she was hospitalised for two weeks, as her condition went from bad to worse. She also sought for a blood plasma donor to aid in her recovery.
For those curious, the late starlet was born on 8th August 1978. She made her debut in the entertainment scene as a model for several products. She had also starred in plenty of Indonesian soap operas, among the famous ones include “Tersanjung”, “Hidayah”, “Kerinduan” and “Misteri Ilahi”.
Throughout her star-studded career in the showbiz, Soraya was known for her femme-fatale image. However, things took a turn following her divorce with her husband Marik Guizot. After staying at a religious school in Bogor for 40 days, Soraya made her return in 2015 with a brand new image in a niqab.
The funeral was held at TPU Jeruk Purut, South Jakarta earlier today (Tuesday, 2nd February). It was carried out in accordance to the Covid-19 SOPs, with only family members in attendance.
Rest in peace, Soraya! :'(