TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Yopie Latul, a singer popular in Indonesia in the 1990s, died today, September 9. He was 65 years old. The day before, the singer was reported to have tested positive for Covid-19.
Yopie, a Maluku native, died in a hospital in Cibinong, West Java. Fellow musicians have taken to social media to express their grief over the loss of the veteran singer.
The day before his death, Yopie's son Carllo Latul posted to his personal Instagram account about his father's condition. The post confirmed reports that Yopie had tested positive for the new coronavirus.
The Instagram story post said that his father showed no symptoms and none of his family members were infected.