King, Queen convey condolences to Siti Sarah's family


It was reported that Siti Sarah’s entire family was found to be positive for the virus since July 25. Photo: The Star

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah have expressed their condolences to the family of popular Malaysian singer Siti Sarah Raissuddin, who died early Monday (Aug 8) morning due to Covid-19.

Istana Negara, in a statement on its Facebook page Monday, stated that Their Majesties also expressed their sadness over her passing and hoped that her family will be patient and resilient as they cope with the loss.

"Their Majesties pray for her soul to be blessed by Allah SWT and placed among the righteous," read the statement.

She died at Hospital Cancelor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Cheras, here, at 5.13am Monday.

Siti Sarah, 37, who was seven months pregnant, was admitted to HCTM on Wednesday (Aug 4) evening after suffering from a severe cough and low oxygen levels due to the infection. The baby was saved by Caesarian section.

Her remains were laid to rest at 1.45pm Monday, at the Kampung Sungai Pusu Muslim Cemetery, Gombak here.

Siti Sarah and her comedian husband Shahmira Muhammad, better known as Shuib Sepahtu, 39, and their three children were confirmed to have contracted the virus since July 25 after undergoing screening tests when their maid tested positive for the virus. Her husband and the children have since recovered. - Bernama

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