Sunday, May 18, 2008


Sohan Sophian with beloved wife Widyawati
Indonesian actor-director-political activitist Sophan Sophian died in a road accident yesterday in a small town called Ngawi, near Solo, Indonesia. According to reports, he was in a Harley Davidson motorcade when the accident happened. He tried to avoid a pothole while travelling at 60kmh and fell. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. His wife, Widyawati, was part of the motorcade but was in a car in the rear.
Sophan Sophian was part of the new generation of actors in the early 70s when Indonesian films were at its peak. His acted in Wim Umboh's box office and award winning movie Pengantin Remaja in 1971. A bona fide 70s and 80s box office draw he married his Pengantin Remaja co-star Widyawati. Amongst the films he starred include Si Bongkok and Cinta Remaja.
He was 64. Al Fatihah.
On the local front, a good friend of mine from school days, Nasir Mahmud, lost his dear mother after a long illness a few days ago. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.

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