Hasbullah Awang passes away

Veteran sports commentator Dato' Haji Hasbullah Awang passed away today at the age of 63.

According to Astro Awani, he died at the National Heart Institute today at 1:30pm, believed to be due to heart complications.

Hasbullah first carved his name as a sports presenter in the 1990s and went on to work with RTM for many years before joining Astro Arena in January 2014.

Tributes have been pouring in for the icon, including from Minister of Youth and Sports Khairy Jamaluddin, who tweeted: “Generations will remember Datuk Hasbullah Awang's voice. Memories of Malaysia's sporting triumphs & failures intertwined with his commentary.”

All of us at FourFourTwo extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.