Sunday, July 26, 2009

Film and Art Director Yasmin Ahmad Passed Away

Posted on/at 1:30:00 AM by SBdude

Malaysia has just lost a renowned film and advertising director,Yasmin Ahmad. She passed away at about 11.25 pm last night(Saturday,25th July). Her death was confirmed by Media Prime Group Chief Operations Officer Datuk Seri Ahmad Farid Ridzuan, who was at the Damansara Specialist Hospital, when contacted by Bernama. She was reported to have suffered a stroke and brain haemorrhage.

Yasmin Ahmad, 51, collapsed while presenting a working paper at Sri Pentas, the headquarters of the private television station TV3 on Thursday and was rushed to the Damansara Specialists Hospital.

I used to be a fan of hers, I mean its like everyone who watches all her Petronas advertisement and movies like Sepet, Gubra, and Mukhsin definitely fell in love at first sight with her well written scripts and heart-touching scenes.


Yasmin’s road to success began with her work as an advertising copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather. Over time, she advanced to become creative director with Leo Burnett, Kuala Lumpur.

Fame followed when she took up filmmaking, with her movies having won widespread acclaim, including many international awards, and her works have been shown at prestigious film festivals in Cannes, San Francisco, Berlin and Singapore.Yasmin was inducted into the Malaysian Advertising Hall of Fame by the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Malaysia last November.

WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AND YOUR ARTISTIC WORK, R.I.P YASMIN AHMAD. MALAYSIA LOVES YOU !!

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