KUALA LUMPUR: Former national golf pro M. Ramayah died this morning at the age of 67 at Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM (HCTM) Hospital in Cheras.
His death was confirmed by National Athletes Welfare Foundation (YAKEB) Chairman Datuk Noorul Ariffin Abdul Majeed when contacted by Bernama.
According to Noorul, Ramayah, who had competed in 13 editions of the World Cup, had been ill since December last year before being diagnosed with stage IV spinal cancer.
“Ramayah breathed his last at the hospital at 10.23am. Before that, he had been admitted to HCTM two days ago because of shortness of breath. He leaves a legacy in golf.
“YAKEB will provide his family with a death benefit of RM 3,000 in addition to covering his medical bills at the hospital,” he said.
Noorul said Ramayah is survived by his wife and a daughter.
Meanwhile, Minister for Youth and Sports Hannah Yeoh also expressed her sadness at Ramayah’s death in a Facebook post.
“Malaysia has lost a bright star in the Gulf. KBS (Department of Youth and Sport) extends our deepest condolences to Ramayah’s family,” she wrote. -Bernama
https://www.thesundaily.my/sport/former-pro-golfer-ramayah-dies-IH10712381 Former golf pro Ramayah has died