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Versatile artist Remy Sylado dies at 77


Jakarta, IO – Accomplished novelist and writer Remy Sylado, whose real name is Japi Panda Abdiel Tambajong, died on Monday (12/12). His passing was announced by politician Fadli Zon via his Twitter handle @fadlizon.

“Farewell, brother Remy Sylado. Just a few days ago I was chatting with him about Elvis Presley and his manager Colonel Tom Parker. RIP,” Fadli tweeted.

Fadli Zon also shared a photo of him visiting Remy who was lying in bed. Remy has been ill in the past few months and was being treated at Tarakan Hospital. He also had a hernia surgery.

Remy was born July 12, 1943 in Malino, Makasar, South Sulawesi, to a Christian and Missionary Alliance family. His career spanned more than five decades. As an actor he has appeared in dozens of films and is one of the most respected actors of his generation.

He was also a prolific writer. Several pf his works have been adapted to the big screen, including Ca-bau-kan (2002), from the novel of the title Ca-bau-kan: Hanya Sebuah Dosa (1999).

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Remy was also known as a prominent journalist. He joined the Sinar Harapan daily (1963-1965), being the managing editor of the Tempo daily in Semarang (1965-1966), Top magazine (1973-1976), Focus magazine (1982-1984), and editor of Vista magazine (1984). He also taught cinematography at Bandung Film Academy since 1971. He was the first editor of “Puisi Mbeling” section in the Aktuil magazine (1972-1975). (rr)


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