Celebrated Indonesian singer Didi Kempot dies aged 53

In April, Kempot helped organised a Covid-19 relief concert in Indonesia

Indonesian singer Didi Kempot has died, a hospital representative has confirmed. Kempot is seen here in his 'Cidro' music video, released August 2019. YouTube
Indonesian singer Didi Kempot has died, a hospital representative has confirmed. Kempot is seen here in his 'Cidro' music video, released August 2019. YouTube

Beloved Indonesian singer Didi Kempot has died aged 53.

He passed away at Kasih Ibu Hospital in Surakarta, Central Java, on the morning of Tuesday, May 5, The Jakarta Post reports.

Divan Fernandez, a representative from the hospital, said: β€œHe was unconscious upon arrival [at the hospital].”

The cause of death is not yet clear.

In April, Kempot organised a Covid-19 relief concert, to raise money for those who have lost their jobs amid the pandemic crisis.

The concert, which aired on Kompas TV and online on Saturday, April 11, raised 5.3 billion Indonesian rupiah (Dh1.2 million) with donations from more than 30,000 donors.

Kempot is known for his ballads and singalong hits, including Pamer Bojo, Ambyar and Layang Kangen.

Updated: May 5, 2020 02:07 PM

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