Popular TV personality Mahadzir Lokman dies

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KOTA KINABALU (Aug 3): Popular TV personality and emcee Datuk Mahadzir Lokman died here today. He was 61.

Kota Kinabalu District Police chief Habibi Majinji said Mahadzir died at a hotel at about 9.30am.

“The death could have been the result of illness he may have been suffering from. There was no criminal element. Nevertheless, we are conducting an investigation,” he said when Bernama contacted him.

Habibi said the police received a report at about 11 am.

He said Mahadzir had checked in to the hotel on July 31 over work-related matters.

He was confirmed dead by a medical specialist from the Queen Elizabeth 1 Hospital, he added.

At about 2 pm, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and his wife,  Datin Seri Shuryani Shuaib, paid their last respects to Mahadzir at the Forensics Department of Queen Elizabeth 1 Hospital. — Bernama