Theatre mainstay Jit Murad died of cardiac arrest, says family statement


Jit Murad died of cardiac arrest in his home in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (Feb 12). Photo: Filepic

Celebrated playwright, stand-up comedian and actor Jit Murad’s cause of death was determined to be cardiac arrest, his family announced today.

In a statement, the family said the cause of death “was established after a post-mortem examination was conducted at Pusat Kesihatan Universiti Malaya”.

Jit's burial will take place today (Feb 14) according to Muslim rites. A private funeral is planned.

“The family requests that today’s funeral be only for close family members only,” the statement continues.

The Malaysian theatre community is planning a memorial event for Jit (real name Aziz Mirzan Murad). More details will be announced soon.

Jit died in his home in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (Feb 12). He was 62.

In a performing arts career that spanned more than 30 years, the Kuala Lumpur-raised Jit established himself as one of the best playwrights in the country, with his influential theatre works and scripts often resonating beyond the stage.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Culture

After two years, Festa San Pedro returns to Melaka's Portuguese Settlement
Classical music fans rejoice! A bumper concert month awaits in July
Comedian Jimmy O. Yang of 'Crazy Rich Asians’ fame set for KL date in December
Mark your calendar: Japan's Tsutaya Books opens first KL store on July 7
HK's new Palace Museum, a gift from Beijing, aims to engage city's youth
Amid documenta anti-Semitism row, Indonesian art collective apologises
'Ilham Art Show' offers a space for diversity for Malaysian contemporary art
Study: a museum visit has a positive impact on our mood and mental well-being
Stream time: a Bangsawan Shakespeare, KL's Wei-Ling Gallery at 20
Australia's stunning 'Songline' digital exhibit lights up KL's National Art Gallery

Others Also Read