Sheikh Dies on Live TV while Reciting Quran

The Indonesian reciter, Jaafar AbdulRahman, died on Tuesday, 25 April 2017, at an official ceremony attended by the Minister of Social Affairs of Indonesia.

The reciter - who is one of the most famous in Indonesia - was on TV reciting verses from Surat Al Mulk, when suddenly he appears to have been struck by a sudden health issue that prevented him from completing the recitation, forcing the audience to remove him from the TV stage.

A medical team intervened urgently, but death was faster than them.