PETALING JAYA: Veteran singer Datuk Sharifah Aini Syed Jaafar died of a lung infection early Saturday morning.
Sharifah Aini, fondly known as Kak Pah, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Damansara Specialist Hospital on Monday. She passed away at 1.26am.
A press statement issued earlier this week said that Sharifah Aini, who turned 61 on Wednesday, was diagnosed with lung fibrosis, also known as interstitial lung disease, two years ago.
Consulting respiratory physician Datuk Dr Zainudin Md Zain, who was treating the songstress, had said that the condition is rare and causes hardening or scarring of the lungs.