Former first lady Ani Yudhoyono dies at 67

Dyaning Pangestika

The Jakarta Post


Jakarta   /  Sat, June 1, 2019  /  12:05 pm

Then-first lady Ani Yudhoyono waves next to Mufidah, the wife of outgoing vice president Jusuf Kalla and Herawati Budiono, the wife of incoming vice president Budiono, as they arrive at the legislative building on October 20, 2009 prior to an inauguration ceremony.(AFP/Adek Berry)

Former first lady Kristiani Herrawati, better known as Ani Yudhoyono, passed away in Singapore at 11:50 a.m. local time on Saturday after battling blood cancer since February.

Her death was first announced by Democratic Party deputy secretary-general Andi Arief on his Twitter account on Saturday.

Prior to her death, Ani had undergone blood cancer treatment at the National University of Singapore Hospital in Singapore. Her health condition had begun deteriorating on Thursday and she was admitted to intensive care for a high fever.

Ani was known as an outspoken supporter of her husband and sons’ political endeavors.