Jins Shamsuddin

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Jins Shamsuddin
Mohamed Zain bin Shamsuddin

(1935-11-05)5 November 1935
Died1 March 2017(2017-03-01) (aged 81)
Resting placeAl-Ridzuan Mosque, Hulu Kelang Muslim, Selangor
Alma materLondon Film School
Years active1951–2010
Spouse(s)Rahmah Rahmat
Puan Sri Halijah Abdullah

Tan Sri Mohamed Zain bin Shamsuddin (5 November 1935 – 1 March 2017), known professionally as Jins Shamsuddin, was a Malaysian movie actor, director and politician. He is known for his role in Bukit Kepong (1981).[1]

On 13 October 2004, he became the first actor-politician in Malaysia following his appointment as a member of the Dewan Negara in the 11th Parliament of Malaysia. He continued to be a Senator for two terms until 11 February 2011.[2]

He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in February 2011, causing him unable to speak and unable to recognising anybody else, including his family.[2] Following several years of bad health, Shamsuddin died at 5:45 pm at a clinic in Taman Melawati, after choking on cekodok on Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at the age of 81.[3][4][5] Shamsuddin's second son Putera Hang Nadim confirmed on his father's death.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Niezam Abdullah (13 September 2011). "Filem 'Bukit Kepong' Ikut Fakta Sejarah - Jins Shamsuddin". mStar Online (in Malay). Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Melati Pusaka. "Jins Shamsuddin: Bintang filem yang pernah jadi YB". Free Malaysia Today (in Malay). Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  3. "Legendary actor Jins Shamsuddin dies". The Star Online. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  4. Raja Nurfatimah Mawar Mohamed (1 March 2017). "Seniman legenda, Jins Shamsuddin meninggal dunia". BH Online. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  5. Ariffudin Ishak (1 March 2017). "Seniman Negara Jins Shamsuddin Meninggal Dunia". mSTAR Online. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  6. "Jins Shamsuddin meninggal dunia". Free Malaysia Today. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.