Malaysian cartoonist Aie dead at 48, best known for his grunge-era comics in 'Ujang'

Malaysian cartoonist Saari Sulong, or better known as Aie, died of heath complications on June 28. He was 48. Photo: Facebook/Aie Fan Club

Malaysian cartoonist Aie, who is known as one of the best visual storytellers to emerge from the 1990s local comics scene, died early today (June 28) of kidney failure at his home in Banting, Selangor.

The Johor-raised Aie, who’s real name is Saari Sulong, was 48.

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