Renowned film and advertising director Yasmin Ahmad died here at about 11.25 pm tonight.
The gifted and talented film and commercials director has died from massive bleeding in the brain at the Damansara Specialist Hospital. She died at 11.25pm yesterday. She had undergone surgery following her collapse at the TV3 headquarters Seri Pentas on Thursday.
Allahyarham Yasmin left a legacy of her works in the film and advertisement arenas, thriving on the themes of love, family ties and comedy against the backdrop of multiracial Malaysia. Married to Abdullah Tan Yew Leong, she began her career as a copywriter with Ogilvy & Mather before joining Leo Burnnett as joint creative director in 1993 and rose to become its creative executive director until her death.
Allahyarham Yasmin was known as a person who loves Ipoh and many of her films such as SEPET, GUBRA, MUALLAF and TALENTIME were shot in IPOH. Its beautiful scenery, calmness is suitable for a movie set. Our school had been picked as a location set for SEPET and GUBRA movies. Meanwhile, ANDERSON SCHOOL was chosen to be a film set in her latest release, TALENTIME.
The nation has lost a great artist and her works will be remembered throughout the years and the next generation. Thank you YASMIN for your adorable multiracial concept films and commercials which are truly reflects a 1 MALAYSIA.
Catch the music performed by AIZAT (Kau Pergi) originally composed by Pete Teo. A soundtrack from Allahyarham Yasmin Ahmad film, TALENTIME