Comedian Olga Syahputra, born Yoga Syahputra, died in Singapore on Friday as he was battling meningitis, Indonesian media reports say.
His manager confirmed his death. “We at NET TV offer our condolences for the passing of Olga Syahputra at 4:17 p.m. Jakarta time #RipOlgaSyahputra,” Net TV said on Twitter, via the Jakarta Post.
The 32-year-old had been hospitalized in Singapore since last year. He was a presenter for Dahsyat, a music variety show.
Melaney Ricardo, a TV presenter and friend of his, said she was “shocked,” according to Tribunnews.
On Twitter, many mourned his death.
The hashtag #RIPOlgaSyahputra immediately became a trending topic after news reports came in about his passing.
RIP Olga syahputra o:)
— Tata (@PMarthaIndah) March 27, 2015
Rip olga syahputra. SAd n pray
— novalovez (@novalopez1) March 27, 2015
Rip OlgaSyahputra ( 1988 – 2015 ) http://t.co/WlFABzolZg
— 1CAK Official (@onecak_) March 27, 2015
“@lavanyabhardwa1: RIP olga syahputra…..world has lost d amazing actor n nice human being.”
— aiii (@dulsko) March 27, 2015
Rip OlgaSyahputra… pic.twitter.com/RRe3TkCXzb
— M e l i s a (@Bebong_Melisa) March 27, 2015
RIP my favorite comedian ever Olga Syahputra [pic] — https://t.co/uaYUF4kRNV
— Bryan Pratama Bajang (@pratamabryan) March 27, 2015
He died at around 4:15 p.m. local time, says SindoNews.
According to the Post, “He won several awards during his career, including Favorite Comedian at the Panasonic Gobel Awards (PGA) in 2009, 2010 and 2013; and PGA’s Favoritr Music Variety Show Presenter in 2009, 2010 and 2011.”