PETALING JAYA - Actor Haron Amin Rashid Salim, or better known as Harun Salim Bachik, passed away on Sunday after collapsing in a restroom at Bukit Merah rest and service area in Perak.
He was 55.
"Yes, it is confirmed that he has passed away," said president of Persatuan Seniman Malaysia (Seniman) Zed Zaidi when contacted by The Star Online.
Malaysian writer, director and actor Afdlin Shauki, who has worked with Haron on countless films such as Cuci, paid tribute to his "good friend" on his Facebook page.
"He was not only a good friend, but he was a talented and good man who has left behind his family, whom he loved very much," said Afdlin.
Haron is known for his acting in the 90's drama Rumah Kedai and 2013 award winning film KIL. He also plays the discipline teacher in the popular television series Oh My English.
Besides acting, Haron also produced a music album in 1996 titled Belilah.