At 11:25pm, Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad passed away. Some five hours before she was pronounced dead, Ahmad Izham’s tweeted that her family had informed that her condition had deteriorated (after she underwent an operation for brain hemorrhage) and that she was on life support.
It was said that she was giving a presentation at Sri Pentas when she complained of a headache and collapsed moments later.
When someone dies, especially tragically, and their death is covered by the newspaper, the reporter would always ask the surviving family members if the deceased had shown any noticeable behaviourial changes days before his/her passing. So you will read heart-wrenching stories such as the son who called his mom out of the blue, crying because he missed her. Or the friend who called to say that he’s arriving (at the destination) soon but never did because het met with an accident minutes after you put down the phone.
Yasmin’s family members and friends may or may not have similar stories to share. But judging from one of her replies to the comments left for her last blog entry A song of longing I’m hoping to use for the ending in Wasurenagusa, Yasmin didn’t expect her life to end so soon (see screen shot below). In fact, she probably did not suspect that there was anything wrong with her health.
ZARA had asked her an innocent question, How are you?, to which Yasmin replied zara, i’m fine, alhamdulillah. how are you?
And this “conversation” took place on July 22, 2009, just a day before she collapsed and four days before her passing.
Yasmin Ahmad, you will be missed. Thank you for sharing with us your God given talent. We love you dearly but Allah loves you even more. I trust that you are in a better place.