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Obituary: Dancing actor HIM Damsyik

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 4 2012   /  03:31 pm

Multitalented actor Haji Incik Muhammad (HIM) Damsyik, who captivated the public with his acting and his moves on the dance floor, died at the age of 82 on Friday in Jakarta.

The doctors at Puri Cinere Hospital said the cause of death was old age.

Last month Damsyik’s family said they had to rush the prominent actor to the hospital due to his sudden deteriorating health.

After being treated, Damsyik’s health improved, making his passing quite a shock for everyone.

Senior actress Widyawati was among the mourners, saying she could not believe that the actor, who was known for his role as the villain Datuk Maringgih in the 1992 hit television series Siti Nurbaya, was gone.

“I never knew he was sick,” said the 61-year-old as quoted by tempo.co on Friday.

Damsyik was known by family and friends as a friendly and modest figure that liked to ...