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Popular Malaysian singer laid to rest

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR) – The remains of Malaysian singer and actress Adibah Noor Mohamed Omar (The Star; pic below) were laid to rest at the Taman Keramat Permai Muslim Cemetery in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

The burial, attended by her father, Mohamed Omar Zainal Abidin, 87, relatives, and over 100 close friends, went smoothly.

Among Malaysian celebrities present were Datuk Afdlin Shauki, Datuk Hans Isaac, Datuk M Nasir, Nikki Palikat, Remy Ishak, Linda Onn and Ziana Zain.

The final rites were conducted at the Al-Ansar Mosque. A sombre atmosphere greeted the arrival of Adibah’s remains at the cemetery and those present could not hold back their tears.

Singer Nikki Palikat said Adibah was like a sister to her who often advised her to take care of her health.

“She told me to prioritise myself and shared that while doing a show, she had experienced sudden bleeding but could not find anything wrong when she went for a check-up.

“But it was an early sign of cancer. We didn’t expect (that she had cancer) because she was always cheerful,” she told Bernama.

Actor-director Hans Isaac said Adibah was a person with a positive outlook who would always support his works.

Adibah breathed her last at the Gleneagles Hospital at 7.45pm on Saturday due to stage four ovarian cancer.