Malaysian comedian Jamali Shadat dead at 79

A 1985 filepic of Jamali Shadat with his son Sazali at their home in Klang. Photo: The Star

Comedian Datuk Jamali Shadat passed away at 8.15am today (Feb 3) of natural causes. He was 79.

He was at his son’s home in Pulau Indah, Klang when it happened.

The son, Fauzi Jamali, told MStar – The Star’s Malay portal – that he realised his father had passed away when his wife couldn’t wake him up for breakfast.

“We immediately took him to a nearby clinic where the doctor confirmed of his passing, ” Fauzi said.

According to Fauzi, his father had not shown any change the day before except he didn’t have much of an appetite on Tuesday.

Jamali Shadat will be buried at Tanah Perkuburan Kampung Sungai Pinang, Klang, after the Zohor prayers.

Born in Bukit Kapar, Klang, Jamali Shadat is survived by eight children and 39 grandchildren.

Jamali became famous after his appearance on the RTM's talent show Bakat TV in 1971.

His popular stand-up comedy skit centres on a small boy named Atan, and an array of various character (all portrayed by Jamali) including Atan's grandfather and father.

He had acted in films like Aku Yang Berhormat and Mr Cinderella 2.

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