Malaysian Actor Ashraf Sinclair Has Passed Away At The Age Of 40


Malaysian actor, Ashraf Sinclair has sadly passed away this morning (4am) in Jakarta. The former CLEO Bachelor died of a heart attack, leaving behind Indonesian celebrity wife Bunga Citra Lestari (popularly known as ‘BCL’) and son Noah Aidan Sinclair.



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News of the death was first published in the news portal and was confirmed by BCL’s manager, Doddy, in a Whatsapp message.

Other sources who verified the news include the Star, quoting Ashraf’s mother, Khadijah Abdul Rahman. She said in a Whatsapp message, “Anak saya Ashraf telah pulang ke Rahmatulah. Dalam perjalanan ke Jakarta sekarang.”



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Ashraf was born in London on Sept 18, 1979, to a British father and a Malay mother. He was the older brother of Mix FM DJ Aishah Sinclair and brother-in-law to Malaysian singer-songwriter, Yuna.

He first debuted as a model in an advertisement for Kasut Gombak in the 1990s. From there, he went on to being a TV host and actor. He had starred in many movies and dramas such as Saus Kacang (2008), The Real Pocong (2009), and Bayi Gaib (2018). But he was best known for his role as Eddy in the movie Gol & Gincu.

In 2006, Asraf was among the 50 candidates running for CLEO’s most eligible bachelor. Although he didn’t win the grand prize, he was voted as “Bachelor with the coolest Character” by the readers.


Ashraf was among the 50 candidates running for CLEO’s most eligible bachelor in 2006. – Image credit: CLEO Malaysia


Ashraf later expanded his career to Indonesia where he met his wife, BCL. The couple got married in November 2008 and has been residing in Jakarta ever since.

We’re deeply saddened and shocked by his sudden passing. When going through the reports online, we found this clip of Bunga singing just hours before her husband’s death. It’s crazy to think how life can be so unpredictable and fragile at the same time. Nothing’s set in stone, so appreciate the present and hug your loved ones tighter.


Our deepest sympathies go out to Ashraf’s friends and family during this difficult time.