Saturday, January 21, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: Singer and television host Izwan Pilus died of blood infection at the Ampang Hospital here Friday. He was 33.
Izwan or Khairil Izwan Pilus passed away at 6.15pm, said his younger brother, Khairil Azam or Aril, an Akademi Fantasia 7 participant, on his Twitter account.
The manager of the late Izwan, Shaiful Shazwan, said the singer was admitted to the hospital at 12.30am after experiencing shortness of breath.
"The situation became critical in the afternoon before he passed away," said Shaiful when contacted.
Izwan remains will be taken to his family home in Taman Nyalas Permai, Jasin, Melaka for burial at the Kampung Pelembang Muslim Cemetery in Gubah, Jasin.
A 2004 Bintang RTM finalist, Izwan cut an album entitled Erti Kasih in 2006 and became popular with the rendition of Kembali Senyum, the Malay version of a song in a South Korean drama, Full House.
In December last year, Izwan, who was the second in the family, and Aril were admitted to the Pusrawi Hospital after a bout of high fever. - Bernama