Indonesia's Veteran Actress Rima Melati Passes Away at 84

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Laila Afifa

23 June 2022 17:25 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian actress and singer Rima Melati passed away at 15:14 today, June 23, at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital, Central Jakarta. She was 84 years old.

News of her passing was posted on Instagram by her daughter-in-law, Marisa Tumbuan.

Rima Melati has been ill for quite some time. Before being treated at Gatot Subroto Hospital, she was a patient at RSPI Bintaro.

Marjolien Tambajong was born on August 22, 1937 in Tondano, North Sulawesi. Her stage name, Rima Melati, was given by former President Soekarno, who said that her real name was too Western.

For her work in the film industry, Rima Melati received six Citra Award nominations at the Indonesian Film Festival. She won a Citra for best leading actress in the movie Intan Berduri (A Thorned Gem, 1972). Rima married fellow actor Frans Tumbuan, who died on March 23, 2015.

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