The Jakarta Post
Seasoned actor and musician Agung Hercules died on Thursday afternoon, after having been hospitalized for stage-four brain cancer, he was 51.
Television host Indra Bekti confirmed Agung’s passing. The late actor used to work under Indra’s management.
“Yes, it’s true that [he passed away],” Indra said, as quoted by kompas.com.
He said Agung passed away at the Dharmais Cancer Hospital in West Jakarta.
“The details are still unclear; I haven’t got a response from [Agung’s] wife. However, his manager confirmed that he died,” he added.
Writer Alitt Susanto tweeted his condolences upon hearing the news of Agung’s passing.
“Mas Agung Hercules passed away at the Dharmais Hospital this afternoon. Please pray for him so he will be granted a peaceful place beside God, and so that his family may be given great strength and patience. He was a great man,” he wrote on his official Twitter page.
Known for his muscular physique and unique dumbbell-shaped microphone, Agung Hercules started out as a bodybuilder before trying his luck as a supporting actor in local superhero-themed show Saras 008. Since then, he had played prominent supporting roles in various local films, including Test Pack (2012) and, more recently, Partikelir (2018). (rfa)