Singer Siti Sarah Raisuddin, who had been battling Covid-19 while pregnant with her fourth child, has succumbed to the disease while doctors managed to rescue the baby.
According to mStar, the singer passed away at 5:13am today (9 August) at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, with her death marking a great loss to Malaysia’s entertainment industry.
Siti Sarah, 37, had died without having held her son with whom she was pregnant for eight months. Her son was taken from her womb in a three-hour surgery on 6 August in order to save his life and was given the name Ayash Affan.
News of her death was shared by her husband Shuib Sepahtu, whose real name is Shahmira Muhamad, on Instagram.
“My heavenly angel has gone forever. I ask you to please give your Al-Fatihah,” he said in an Instagram post.
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The singer of hits such as ‘Semakin’ and ‘Sandarkan Pada Kenangan’ was hospitalised on 4 August after experiencing severe coughing and a lack of oxygen levels. She was put in an induced coma on the same day of her hospitalisation.
Her entire family was found to be positive for the virus on 25 July, and they had tested for the virus when a domestic helper was confirmed to be a positive patient.
Siti Sarah and her husband were married in 2011. Besides Ayash Affan, the couple has three more children – Uwais Alqarni, who is 10 years old; Dzahira Talita Zahra, eight; and Ariq Matin, six.
When the news of her death hit social media, many netizens sent their condolences to her family by recounting her talent and personality. Meanwhile, netizens also brought up awareness over Covid-19 deaths and how it could affect many families in the same ways.
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