PETALING JAYA - Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (Cradle) group chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan died after his handphone exploded, the Finance Ministry company has confirmed.
"The post-mortem report concluded the cause of death as being complication of blast injuries attributable to an exploding handphone that was being charged next to him," the company's management said in a statement Friday.
"Speculation on the cause of his death is completely unnecessary and unacceptable at this time.
"We request for everyone to respect the privacy of the family during this time of grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all those he touched on his journey," it added.
It was earlier believed that Nazrin had died of smoke inhalation after his room caught fire at his home in Mutiara Damansara here Thursday (June 14).
According to a family friend, Nazrin had complained of a migraine that afternoon and went to bed after taking some medication.