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Senior actor Ade Irawan dies days after her daughter died

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Jakarta  /  Fri, January 17, 2020  /  06:37 pm
Senior actor Ade Irawan dies days after her daughter died

Veteran actor Ade Irawan passed away in Jakarta on Jan. 17 at the age of 82. (Instagram/Dewi Irawan via Kompas.com)

Senior actor Ade Irawan passed away at the age of 82 on Friday, 11 days after the death of her daughter, actor Ria Irawan.

Her death was confirmed by her daughter Dewi Irawan who is also an accomplished actor.

“It’s true,” Dewi told kompas.com via messaging app on Friday.

Ade passed away while undergoing treatment at Fatmawati Hospital in South Jakarta at 02:22 p.m.

Ade, whose real name was Arzia Dahar, was reportedly hospitalized in November for a lung problem, according to Tribunnews.com.

Read also: Actress Ria Irawan passes away at age 50

Born on April 5, 1937, Ade began her career as a supporting actress in Diambang Fadjar in 1964.

She married actor and film director Bambang Irawan and gave birth to five children. Two of her children, Dewi and Ria, followed in their parents' footsteps in the movie business.

Ade starred in various films, including Gita Cinta dari SMA (Love Song in High School), Penumpasan Pengkhianatan G30S/PKI (The Treachery of G30S/PKI) and Dreams.

In addition to being an actor, she did some scriptwriting for Fajar Menyingsing and Belas Kasih.

In 1993, she received a Professional Loyalty Award from the National Film Board.

Last year, Ade received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Indonesian Film Festival (FFI). (jes/wng)

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