Yasmin Ahmad, 51, Malaysia's filmmaker extraordinaire, who touched many with her distinctly Malaysian films and TV ads – passed away on July 25, after suffering a stroke and brain haemorrhage.
Yasmin Ahmad, aka the storyteller, collapsed while presenting a working paper at Sri Pentas, the headquarters of the TV3 television station. She was rushed to the intensive care unit of the Damansara Specialist Hospital after undergoing emergency surgery.
She was one outstanding Malaysian with extraordinary talents.
Goodbye Yasmin, rest in peace. Thank you for your contribution to Malaysia. I think a posthumous Datukship should be given to her.