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Actress Yusni Jaafar Dies

Popular comedy actress Yusni Jaafar died at Selayang Hospital early today. The 63-year-old Yusni, who was admitted to the hospital on Jan 31, breathed last at 2.30am. According to daughter Raja Ema, the comedian died of liver failure.

Yusni JaafarYusni’s body was taken to the family home at No. 37, Jalan USJ 3/2, Taman Seafield Jaya, Subang Jaya, for family members, relatives and friends to pay their last respects. The funeral rites were performed at the USJ 15 mosque followed by the burial at the USJ21 Muslim cemetery.

Yusni is remembered for her comedic roles in movies in the 1980s. Among her notable achievements in her movie-acting career was winning the “Best Comedy Actress Award” at the 8th Malaysian Film Festival in 1989.

Most recently she appeared in the movie Cuci last year where she performed with Hans Isaac, Afdlin Shauki, AC Mizal and Awie. Her first movie was “Panglima Badol” in 1978. She had acted in about 20 local movies.

The Tumpat-born Yusni is survived by five children. More about her can be read at Yusni Jaafar Dalam Kenangan.

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  1. no imageHaslinda (Check me out!) on April 2nd, 2008

    The world of Malay Film lost a very talented Actress. She is very good in each of the movie that she act.We love her and all we can do is to recite Al-Fateha for our beloved actress Yusni Jaafar……..Amin

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