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In memory of those who "died suddenly" in India, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan and New Zealand, May 31-June 6
Two musicians, two actors and a journalist "died suddenly" in India, along with a Taiwanese teenager, a Malaysian soccer star, a Japanese wrestler, and a New Zealand woman who died in a tanning studio
Two musicians and two actors “died suddenly”:
Singer KK dies at 53 shortly after performing at Kolkata concert
May 31, 2022
Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, who was in Kolkata for a concert, died this evening (May 31). He was 53.
The playback singer collapsed after the concert and was rushed to a private hospital in the city. He was "brought dead" to Kolkata's CMRI Hospital around 10 pm, hospital authorities told India Today TV.
22-year-old Delhi-based musician Sheil Sagar dies due to unknown causes
June 2, 2022
Earlier this week, the music industry lost its shining star. Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, passed away. In another piece of shocking news, Sheil Sagar, a 22-year-old Delhi-based musician and singer died due to unknown causes, as per reports. The news of his demise was confirmed on social media by his friends and musicians in Delhi. Sheil passed away on Wednesday, June 1.
Sharing the sad news, a social media user tweeted, "Today is a sad day... first KK and then this beautiful budding musician who had us in awe with his rendition of my favourite song #wickedgames.. may you rest in peace #SheilSagar"
Kannada Actor Uday Huttinagadde Passes Away At 61
June 3, 2022
Popular Sandalwood actor and photographer Uday Huttinagadde passed away on June 2, 2022, after a brief period of illness. He was 61 and breathed his last at his residence in Rajajinagar, Bengaluru. He is survived by his wife and two sons.
Uday Huttinagadde had suffered from nerve-related and breathing-related issues. His son informed the media that his father's mortal remains have been kept at his residence and his last rights will be held today (June 3) at the Chamarajanagar Crematorium.
Uday Huttinagadde's death left the entire Kannada Film Industry in shock.
Actor Satya Ikaleru ... Sudden death
June 3, 2022
Satya, who made his entry in Tollywood as a character artiste and acted as a hero in ‘Varam’ and ‘Bachelors’ movies, died suddenly of a heart attack on Thursday. His funeral will be held by family members on Friday. Satya, who has been away from the film industry for some time now, has been running a business. Satya had a heart attack on Thursday evening. The family members were immediately rushed to a local private hospital. However, doctors said that Satya was already dead. Family members confirmed the news of his death.
No age reported.
Senior journalist Mendu Srinivas, 53, passes away
June 6, 2022
Hyerabad - Senior journalist Mendu Srinivas, who was working as a bureau chief in a vernacular daily, died of cardiac arrest at his native place Parakal in Hanamkonda district on Sunday. He was 53. He was rushed to a hospital after he developed a chest pain while playing cricket. He breathed his last while being treated by the doctors, sources said.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union Minister of Tourism G Kishan Reddy and others expressed shock over the sudden demise of Srinivas. He is survived by his wife and two sons.
Engg student dies at PTU, campus erupts in protests
June 6, 2022
The death of 22-year-old Vivek Kumar, a second-year electrical engineering student at IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, sparked a protest at the PTU hostel late on Saturday night. Students took out a candle march in continuation of their agitation against the student’s death this evening.
Vivek Kumar, who had been ill for two days, collapsed while filling water from a water cooler at his hostel on Saturday afternoon. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital where he died within half an hour of being shifted to the medical care ward, as per PTU authorities.
Over 500 to 600 irate students blamed the university authorities for the delay in his treatment and blocked the Jalandhar-Kapurthala highway on Saturday night. As girls could not come out yesterday due to timing issues, they took out a candle march today.
A diligent and hardworking student, Vivek, who hails from Madhubani district in Bihar, comes from a poor family. His father is a labourer based in Muscat and his mother could not come to Jalandhar from Madhubani at such a short notice. Vivek’s uncle (mother’s brother) took his body back to Bihar. Students said Vivek came from Jai Nagar (near the border) area of Madhubani district, with a dream to become an engineer.
The students protested till this morning, it was finally at 7.30 am that students were pacified and sent back to hostels.
A second-year student alleged, “The incident happened at 4 pm on Saturday. The boy suddenly collapsed outside his room and fell ill after which we provided first aid to him. We then called the college ambulance which is parked in the dispensary. But due to delay in the arrival of the ambulance, the boy could not be taken to hospital and died. We called the caretaker, who too arrived and called the dispensary. But the ambulance reached the hostel after one hour and by the time he was no more.”
He said, “A day ago, he had some stomach problem for which medicine was taken from the dispensary which provided him some relief. But he fell ill again yesterday. We demand that accountability be fixed for the death of the child on whoever is responsible. We have also made a request to the college regarding the same.”
No cause of death reported.
Punjab’s strict “vaccination” policy:
Punjab Introduces Strict COVID Vaccination Policy: 'No Jab, No Salary For Govt Employees'
December 22, 2021
Amid rising Omicron cases across the country, Punjab has introduced a strict COVID-19 vaccination policy mandating coronavirus jabs for government employees.
‘I think you are fine’: investigation after young Chinese woman dies of a brain haemorrhage because no ambulance was dispatched
June 6, 2022
Authorities in central China are investigating the emergency response department in Zhengzhou, Henan province, after a father blamed the dispatchers for a slow response he said was responsible for the death of his daughter after a brain haemorrhage.
Dispatchers did not send any emergency vehicles for Peng Xinjun, a 20-year-old student at Henan University, despite an 8-minute call with emergency service operators on May 17, the father claimed on social media last week.
In the call, the young woman said she was at university but could not provide a detailed address, so the emergency phone operator did not dispatch an ambulance. The father, surnamed Peng, said this meant his daughter “missed the best time for treatment”.
An ambulance was only dispatched two hours later when the woman’s roommate found her unconscious in their dormitory and called for an ambulance.
The sick woman was unable to breathe independently when she was admitted to the hospital, and she died on May 30 from cerebral haemorrhaging.
40-year-old with COVID dies from psychogenic shock in Taiwan home
June 5, 2022
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 40-year-old man surnamed Liu (劉), who was undergoing home COVID care in Taoyuan City, was playing with his son when he suddenly collapsed and died on Wednesday (May 4).
At the time of his death, Liu, his wife, and son were all undergoing home care after they had received positive results for COVID from PCR tests. Liu reportedly had mild symptoms and had also been vaccinated.
At around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Liu was playing with his son in a bedroom when he suddenly collapsed to the floor, reported Liberty Times. His wife quickly called 119 for help and after paramedics arrived on the scene, they rushed him to a nearby hospital.
Teenager, 8-month-old baby die of COVID-19 complications
June 6, 2022
Taipei — Two children -- 8 months and 15 years old -- were among the 151 COVID-19 deaths reported in Taiwan on Monday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
The 8-month-old had recently had surgery for congenital urinary tract abnormalities, and on May 31 she developed a fever that her parents thought may have been caused by an infection of her stoma -- a surgical drainage opening in her abdomen, the CECC said.
The baby was admitted to hospital later that day, and she tested positive for COVID-19, said Lo Yi-chun (羅一鈞), deputy head of the CECC's medical response division.
On June 1, she had a second surgery, after which her heartbeat, blood pressure, and oxygen levels began to fall, he said. The child passed away on June 2, and her death was attributed to bacterial and COVID-19 infection, resulting in septic shock, Lo said.
The 15-year-old boy, meanwhile, had no known chronic health issues and had received one COVID-19 vaccine. He developed a fever on May 20 and tested positive for COVID-19 two days later. He returned to school on May 30, after he had apparently recovered, but he fell unconscious that same day, Lo said.
When the teenager was taken to hospital, he had no vital signs, and his cause of death was listed as cardiac shock, inflammation of the heart muscle, and an abnormal buildup of fluid in the lungs, known medically as acute pulmonary edema, Lo said.
National football legend Syed Ahmad dies at age 76
June 1, 2022
Syed Ahmad Syed Abu Bakar, who was born in Pontian, Johor on April 20, 1946, will always be remembered as the hero who helped guide the national team to qualify for the Munich Olympic Games in 1972. — Picture from Facebook/Football Association of Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 — National football legend Syed Ahmad Syed Abu Bakar died at the Kangar Hospital in Perlis this afternoon after a two-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 76.
Syed Ahmad’s son, Syed Abu Bakar Syed Ahmad, 40, said his father’s health condition had deteriorated recently.
“My father was admitted to the hospital two days ago after his health condition began deteriorating about a month ago,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.
Report: Man found dead in McLaren supercar outside KL nightclub
May 31, 2022
Kuala Lumpur — A man was found dead in a McLaren supercar parked outside a nightclub here yesterday. According to The Star, KL Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Najilan Che Pa said 11 personnel and a fire engine were sent to the location along Jalan Gelang Off Jalan Sg Besi at 6 pm, following public reports.
"Medics confirmed that the man had died at the scene and handed over duties to the police for further action," he was quoted as saying. Specialised tools had to be used to open the door of supercar and reach the man, he said. Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Noor Dellhan Yahaya reportedly said the man had no visible signs of injury and the case has been classed as sudden death.
The body was identified as that of a 28-year-old man from Klang. Initial investigations also showed that the vehicle was rented.
"The body has been sent to the Hospital Kuala Lumpur for post mortem,” Noor Dellhan was quoted as saying. He also said that the police had received reports from members of the public who saw what they thought was an unconscious man in the car.
Japanese wrestler Tarzan Goto dies at the age of 58
May 31, 2022
Japanese wrestler Tarzan Goto passed away at the age of 58 this Sunday evening.
The reason for Goto's death has not been revealed, but Greg Oliver of Slam Wrestling stated that he was battling liver cancer.
“Died suddenly” in a tanning studio:
NZ newlywed dies suddenly in tanning salon: 'Most tragic way'
June 2, 2022
Tributes are flowing for a New Zealand woman after she died inside a beauty parlour in the UK.
Newlywed Piata Tauwhare, 30, was found collapsed and unresponsive at a tanning studio in the Welsh city of Swansea on Saturday.
She had booked a routine 11-minute tanning appointment, however is believed to have suffered a medical episode and was only found two hours later, the Daily Mail reported.
Her mother-in-law Emma Collyer-Miles visited the salon to try and find her and discovered the door of the standing tanning booth Ms Tauwhare was using was locked, and after a short struggle, managed to force it open.
“As soon as I opened that door I knew she’d gone. It’ll stay with me forever," she told The Sun.
Attempts to revive Ms Tauwhare were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead four hours after her appointment began.
Ms Tauwhare is suspected to have suffered sudden arrhythmic death syndrome, causing her to collapse inside the booth.
Police told Wales Online there are "no suspicious circumstances" surrounding Ms Tauwhare's death.
Sudden death of person at boarding lodge in Auckland's Favona
June 5, 2022
A person has died suddenly at a lodge in Māngere around midnight, with the death referred to the coroner.
The lodge’s owner, Angela Singh, said they didn’t know how the person had died, but understood the person returned to the lodge drunk after an evening out “at a nightclub” on Saturday.
A St John spokesperson said the ambulance service was notified of the incident around 12.10pm.
Two ambulances were sent to the lodge on Opawa Crescent, however they didn’t transport anyone, the spokesperson said.
A Police spokesperson would not say how the person died or whether it was suspicious.
However, the death had been referred to the coroner, they said.