One of Malaysia’s most decorated and renowned newscaster Raymond Goh has passed away at the age of 62 at 10.40am today.
Goh’s passing was confirmed by family members, who released a statement about the tragic news, reported Malay Mail.
It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Raymond Goh whose Muslim name is Muhammad Zaman Goh Bin Abdullah who touched the lives of thousands of people in the country.
“Raymond passed away peacefully this morning after bravely battling the effects of a stroke. Once again, the family of Raymond would like to express our gratitude to his friends and supporters for the outpouring of love and support during this trying period,” the statement read.
Funeral prayers are to be held at Masjid At-Taqwa, Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Goh will be laid to rest at Bukit Kiara Muslim Cemetery.
Widely known as the ‘man with the golden voice’, Goh began his career as a newscaster on the 7 o’clock news before anchoring TV3’s Nightline news bulletin, where he made a name for himself.
With a career spanning over three decades, Goh has also shared his expertise by coaching others on how to speak well.
On Aug 30, he suffered a stroke and was rushed to a hospital in Petaling Jaya, where he remained in a critical condition until his death.
Our condolences to Goh’s family for their loss.