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.

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