Ex-newscaster Ramly Abu Bakar dies

A file picture of Ramly Abu Bakar from 1999. - KK SHAM/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Ramly Abu Bakar, a popular newscaster and voiceover artist in the 70s and 80s, has died in Rawang near here early on Sunday (April 23). He was 78.

Celebrity Darling Ngasri shared the news on Facebook after being informed of his death by Ramly's eldest daughter.

"He died at about 2.30am at his daughter's house in Kundang, Rawang. Funeral prayers will be held at Nurul Yakin Mosque in Kampung Permata Kundang after Zohor prayers Sunday," she said.

However, the cause of death was not disclosed.

Dubbed "the man with a golden voice", Ramly worked as a news anchor for Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) in the early 1970s and was also known for his role as an emcee and voiceover artist for radio and television advertisements.

Ramly played the role of a news anchor when he co-starred with the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee in the film "Gagak Hitam" and also starred in the 1977 film "Menanti Hari Esok", which the late Tan Sri Jins Shamsudin directed and acted in. – Bernama

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