PETALING JAYA: The death of Serbegeth Singh , fondly known as Shebby , on Wednesday (Jan 12) has jolted the nation, with several prominent individuals paying tribute to the national footballer on social media .
Many clubs in the Malaysian League paid tribute to the former Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Pahang and Perak defender, and the Football Association of Malaysia also paid tribute with an obituary.Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Faizal Azumu called his death a great shock.
"An upsetting news. We lost a sporting legend who gave a lot to this nation. This is a great shock and a great loss to all of us," he said on his social media pages.Prominent football television host John Dykes, who used to host shows with Shebby on ESPN, Star Sports and Fox Sports, said it was devastating to hear the news.Read more: The Star »
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RIP Shebby. 🙏 that you will still be watching Premier League & World Cup from above. I Salute you. May his soul RIP
Malaysian football stunned by death of Shebby Singh [NSTTV] | New Straits TimesNSTTV Popular football personality Serbegeth ' Shebby ' Singh died today, leaving many fans in shock. Read here: SerbegethSingh Shebby Singh RIP
Football personality Shebby Singh dies while cycling | New Straits TimesNSTsports Former national footballer SerbegethSingh, better known as Shebby Singh, died today in Johor Baru when he was out cycling. He was 61. RIP
Ex-national footballer and pundit Shebby Singh passes away at 61PETALING JAYA: Former Malaysian footballer Serbegeth Singh has passed away at the age of 61. RIP Rest in peace Shebby 🙏🏻 Rip legend
Shebby Singh dies aged 61He collapsed while cycling in Johor today. 🙏🏻 Oh wow. Too young... RIP 🙏
Bekas pemain kebangsaan Shebby Singh meninggal dunia | The Malaysian InsightBeliau meninggal dunia akibat serangan jantung ketika berbasikal. May his soul rest in peace.
Former national footballer Shebby Singh dies, age 61 | The Malaysian InsightPolice believe he suffered a heart attack while out cycling in Johor.
Serbegeth died while out cycling in Sunway at Iskandar Puteri, Johor, at about 7.30pm yesterday (Jan 12). He was 61. Many clubs in the Malaysian League paid tribute to the former Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Pahang and Perak defender, and the Football Association of Malaysia also paid tribute with an obituary. Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Faizal Azumu called his death a great shock. "An upsetting news. We lost a sporting legend who gave a lot to this nation. This is a great shock and a great loss to all of us," he said on his social media pages. Prominent football television host John Dykes, who used to host shows with Shebby on ESPN, Star Sports and Fox Sports, said it was devastating to hear the news. "Utterly devastated to hear that my friend and colleague Shebby Singh is no longer with us. The time will come for us to talk about his passion and authenticity, but for now, all that matters is that we think of and respect the feelings of his loved ones. Rest In Peace, Shebs," he said in a Twitter post Wednesday (Jan 12) night. Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari also paid condolences to Serbegeth’s friends and family. "My condolences to Serbegeth Singh or better known as Shebby, who passed away. He was a prominent defender for the nation and was a popular voice on our screens, especially when it comes to football," he said. Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak revealed that he was a fan of Serbegeth’s views whenever he was on television. "He was an excellent footballer and played for my state Pahang once upon a time. Last, we used to see and listen to his views whenever there were matches. I liked listening. My condolences to his family, and I hope they stay strong," he said in a Facebook post. Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, also former Youth and Sports Minister, dubbed him one of Malaysia’s greatest treasures. "A talented footballer, coach and broadcaster. Today, we lost one of Malaysia’s greatest treasures who had devoted his entire life to our football industry. You will be missed," he said. Another prominent television personality Andy Penders also shared his thoughts on social media after his death. "The world has lost a true football man, a gentleman and a passionate man. We will miss you, Shebby Singh and that smile and energy you had for every occasion. Our thoughts with his loved ones right now I'll miss you, Shebby Singh." Article type: metered