KOTA BARU: A popular wayang kulit tok dalang (master puppeteer) died at Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM) in Kubang Kerian due to lung cancer. He was 66.
Hashim Ludin's wife and children were at his side when he died at about 2.50pm.
According to his wife Ramlah Daud, 62, her husband was admitted to the hospital since early this month.
"He was diagnosed with cancer two months ago and has been receiving regular treatment at the hospital since then.
"Before that Hashim was regularly performing but had stopped since he was diagnosed with the disease.”
She said the body would be buried in Kemasin, Bachok.
Hashim nicknamed `Tok Dalang Nik Suara Emas Kemasin', had actively performing the traditional shadow puppet shows across the state since the 1980s.