Malaysian musician Tony Iskandar found dead at recording studio


A 2006 filepic of Tony Iskandar. Photo: The Star

Tony Iskandar Alberto, the former bassist of the group Spider, was found dead at Luncai Emas recording studio at Sungai Buloh, Selangor. He was 51.

His body was discovered at 1am on Wednesday (June 30) by Spider member Nafie who had happened to drop by the studio to pick up some items, reported MStar.

The studio's production director Mohd Khirin Omar (aka Keon) told The Star’s Malay portal that Tony had been staying at the studio for the past three years.

Luncai Emas is a record label owned by Datuk M. Nasir.

Keon said: “Datuk M. Nasir had prepared a room at the studio for Tony to do his composing.”

As the country is undergoing Phase One of the National Recovery Plan, no one else was at the studio.

Keon continued: “Nafie happened to come by yesterday and he knocked on the room’s door. When there was no response, Nafie used a spare key to enter the room, and found Tony dead.”

Keon also said that the paramedics who arrived at the scene confirmed Tony’s death and informed that the bassist passed away some four hours prior to discovery.

His body was brought to Sungai Buloh Hospital where a post-mortem was to be performed to find the cause of death.

According to Keon, Tony suffered from diabetes.

Tony was part of Spider’s original line-up, which was formed in 1996. He left the group in 2013 to concentrate on composing.

Some of Spider’s hit songs include Relaku Pujuk, Kasih Latifah and Laukku Cukup Masin.

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