PETALING JAYA: Prominent screen writer, director and producer Amri Rohayat Ahmad Rani (pic) died after battling pancreatic cancer at University Malaya Medical Centre Monday.
The 49-year-old bachelor died at about 12.30pm after suffering from the disease for over a year.
He was buried at Kampung Sungai Marong, Bentong, Muslim cemetery after asar prayers.
Amri Rohayat dedicated his life to the arts, and had written for blockbuster movies such as Rembat, Buta Warna and Seludup.
A relative, who declined to be named, said Amri Rohayat had been diagnosed with fourth stage cancer a year ago was unable to write after that.
Actor Jehan Miskin, who had been visiting Amri Rohayat regularly at the hospital, said on his Facebook:
"Today is a devastating day, we lost a dear friend and he was a loyal friend and partner to all of us at Mastermind Group Sdn Bhd over the past decade.
"He wrote our first tele movie Buta Warna. He was the head writer for Seludup.
"He directed countless videos for us and was one of the best Malaysian writers of our time.
"Amri was always special. Gifted with keen perception and sharp wit, he was never afraid to challenge the status quo and conventional thought.
"He courageously shared his battle with cancer with many of us to be better, stronger and kinder.
"Rest in peace dear friend, the world shines less brightly without you, and your passing is a great loss to all of us who were fortunate enough to know you."