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Veteran actor S. Shamsuddin dies at 84

Published on Jun 4, 2013 1:35 PM
 
Veteran actor S. Shamsuddin, with the Best Veteran Actor award at the 22nd Malaysian Film Festival. Shamsuddin, who shot to fame for his comedic turns in Malay-language films in the 1950s and 1960s, has died in his home in Singapore today at 10.56am. -- BH FILE PHOTO: TUKIMAN WARJI

SINGAPORE - Veteran actor S. Shamsuddin, who shot to fame for his comedic turns in Malay-language films in the 1950s and 1960s, has died in Singapore today at 10.56am.

He was 84 years old, according to Bernama news agency. It is unclear what the cause of death was.

Born in Pasir Panjang, Shamsuddin reportedly stumbled into film-making when a studio visit led to an offer of a role as an extra.

He went on to act in dozens of films, including alongside movie legend P. Ramlee, and was awarded a special award for Veteran Male Actor in the 2009 Malaysia Film Festival.

 
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