KUALA TERENGGANU: National football legend, Harun Jusoh, 75, who played in the Munich Olympics in 1972, died at 4.15pm today.
He died at his home in Kampung Che Kundur, Batu Burok after being bedridden for the last five years due to arthritis.
His wife Sharifah Azizah Syed Omar, 72, said her late husband developed nerve damage after retiring from football but he could still move around and work.
However, his condition worsened after being diagnosed with arthritis and he was dependent on a special formula for sustenance.
“Our four children and I were by his side as he took his last breath. We accept his passing,” she said when contacted.
Sharifah Azizah said Harun’s remains will be buried at the Atas Gong cemetery, Baru Burok, here tonight.
Throughout his career, Harun played alongside other national football legends such as Mokhtar Dahari, M Chandran, Santokh Singh, Soh Chin Aun, R Arumugam and Ali Bakar.