At about 2am earlier tadi, dikejutkan dengan berita sedih. Khabar mengenai pemergian seorang teman dalam industri hiburan tempatan.
Nama dia cuma dikenali sebagai Koi.
Nama sebenar, Mohd Shukor bin Tahir, tapi honestly all this while, aku penah dengar nama Koi yang sebenar sekali dua je, sebab semua orang da biasa panggil dia Koi jerk.
Kenal dia zaman Malaysian Idol, masa tu dia bertugas ngan 8TV. Time tu, aku jaga dak bernama Nikki ketika proses pertandingan.
Pastu dia masuk 8 Unit. Ramai Rockensteiners especially kenal dia sebab dia jaga Faizal Tahir dulu.
Terbaru dia bertugas dengan Persatuan Akademi Industri Muzik Malaysia (PAIMM).
Petang semalam, baru jumpa dia ketika press conference Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian.
Tak sangka that was the last time. Masa pass by him, nak interview Faizal jap, and I tapped him on the back, said hi and that was it. Tak sempat cakap per pon.
Not that we spoke that often, honestly... but I knew Koi and well.. he knew me. Put it this way...things were awkward at best because we had mutual friends with a little history thrown in (between them, not me and him la). But memang ngan dia kalao layan, gila gak pala dia and he's a fun dude.
So it was a shock masa Syed tweeted mengenai pemergian Koi. Aku tanya Koi mana, sebab kenal sorang je nama gelaran tuh. Syed BBM aku, and finally it was confirmed.
Apparently, Koi sakit dada, sesak nafas when he got home past 8pm. Told his mom, kalao tak silap, and they planned to go to the hospital.
Dengar dia tengah nak salin baju or something dalam bilik air when he collapsed. His sister gave CPR.
Fucking ambulance came late apparently.... and when it did arrive, there were two... or so we heard. Apa lah... hish!
Time of passing was about 10pm, if I'm not wrong.
Anyway... called some press friends, none of whom knew. Also called beberapa kawan PR.
Then called Faizal, tapi tak angkat. Called Jac, she knew. Got a call back from Faizal. He was also on the way to Koi's family home. And very shaken... like all of us.. by the news. Takde orang leh caya.
Aku gegas ke Shah Alam. Tengok Jennifer Thompson and team PAIMM da ada. Also some of the guys from 8 TV/8 Unit side sekali ada beberapa kawan TV3.
Faizal came later... and so did many other friends.
It was painful.
To Koi - many people are missing you. Hope you know that.
To friends, acquaintances of Koi, if you want to say goodbye to our friend, his family home is at No 2, Jalan Limau Bali 4/4E, Seksyen 4, Shah Alam.
Family and friends will leave the house about 9.30am this morning. The late Koi will be buried at the Muslim cemetery di Seksyen 21,Shah Alam, at about 10 or 11 in the morning.
To his family, and his extended family too (Jen and Faizal, I know you guys hurting the most) - be strong. Hugs for all of you and my prayers will accompany you.
PS - To my Muslim friends, sedekahkan la Al-Fatihah buat arwah. And to my non-Muslim friends, please do say a little prayer for Koi.
PPS - Faizal ada pencalonan Muzik Muzik later today. Dude, be strong ok. You know Koi would have agreed the show must go on. Hugs, mate.
PPPS - Ini satu-satu video kenangan Koi upload. Ni hasil keja dia ngan Alif Azfar, Aziz Satar and Faizal. Makes me smile.