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Jakarta Post

Why seemingly healthy individuals may die of a heart attack

  • Fistra J. Tandirerung


Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi   /   Sat, February 22, 2020   /  09:45 am
Why seemingly healthy individuals may die of a heart attack Mourning: Singer Bunga Citra Lestari (right), the wife of actor Ashraf Daniel Mohammed Sinclair, hugs her son Noah Sinclair during the Malaysian artist’s funeral at San Diego Hills Memorial Park in Karawang, West Java, on Feb. 18. Ashraf is suspected to have died of a heart attack. (Antara/M Ibnu Chazar)

The sudden death of actor Ashraf Sinclair, 40, has shocked many in Indonesia and Malaysia, his home country. Prior to his death, the husband of singer Bunga Citra Lestari was known to have a healthy lifestyle with an ideal physical appearance and no significant history of heart or any other disease. Those attributes would easily confuse many people, considering he reportedly died of a heart attack, which classically targets older people with unhealthy lifestyles or with obvious histories of heart disease. In 2011, another young actor and politician, Adjie Massaid, also died of heart attack at the age of 43 after playing futsal. A famous singer, Mike Mohede, is also known to have died of a heart attack at the even younger age of 32 despite his apparent health. Those three cases are clear examples that younger individuals without a prevalent history of any particular disease are no...

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