KUALA LUMPUR: Actor and theatre activist Khalid Salleh died at the KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital here today after he suffered breathing problems.
His youngest son Mohd Asyiq, 24, said Khalid who was 70 years old, died at 3.20pm today.
“He was taken to the hospital after he complained of breathing problems at 8am today and he was admitted to the intensive care unit,” Asyiq said.
He said Khalid’s remains were taken to Masjid Baru Taman Kosas for the final funeral rites and buried at the Taman Kosas Muslim Cemetery in Ampang before Maghrib prayers.
Khalid is survived by his wife Hamidah Abdullah, 60, two sons and a daughter.
Khalid won the Best Actor award at the 43rd Asia-Pacific Film Festival in Taipei in 1998 for his role in the film “Jogho”. He was the second Malaysian actor after the late P. Ramlee to win the best actor award at the prestigious film festival.
His other films included “Azizah The Legend”, “Abang”, “Buai Laju Laju” and “Hanyut”. He also wrote a book titled “Melayu Hilang di Dunia”.