Award-winning film director Yasmin Ahmad passed away at the Damansara Specialist Centre three hours ago. She was 51.
Yasmin collapsed after suffering a stroke while making a presentation at Sri Pentas. I happened to be in a meeting in the next room when the incident took place. When I rushed over, she had apparently stopped breathing. Media Prima staff and the resident doctor were frantically trying to revive her. She was then rushed to the DSH.
Yasmin was a legend in her own right. She lent her creative ideas in the production of many movies, TV and print advertisements. However, she will be best remembered for her contributions to race relations in this country. In almost all her artistic works, she injected elements of race relations.
She will always remain in our memories.
Semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat keatas rohnya.