Siti Sarah Raissuddin Dies COVID-19 Days After Giving Birth | 22 Words

Siti Sarah Raissuddin, a singer from Malaysia, has died of COVID-19 just days after she gave birth to her fourth child.

After battling the virus, Raissuddin died earlier this week at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, according to New Straits Times.

Since the news was announced, tributes for the singer have been pouring in.

"Saddened to hear about the passing of Siti Sarah Raissuddin. My condolences to her husband, children, & family members. My deepest condolences to those who suffered loss of your loved ones during this pandemic as well," one person wrote on Twitter.

"She managed to leave her LAST GIFT to her HUSBAND". This is so heartbreaking," said another.

As per the BBC, the Malaysian King and Queen also sent their condolences to her family. In a Facebook post, the palace wrote: "Their Majesties also expressed their sadness over her passing and hoped that her family will be patient and resilient as they cope with the loss."

Just 2 weeks ago, Raissuddin took to Instagram to confirm in a post that she and her family members had tested positive for COVID-19.

According to New Straits Times, after quarantining for fourteen days, Raissuddin's husband, comedian Shuib Sepahtu, and their children tested negative for coronavirus but Raissuddin, who was 7-months pregnant at the time, had to be taken to hospital as she was experiencing low oxygen levels.

Raissuddin is then said to have been put into an induced coma which she remained in while her baby, named Ayash Affan, was delivered via surgery a few days later.

As per New Straits Times, Sepahtu said in news reports: "She fought hard to save our baby. The name Ayash Affan was her choice, through her reading she said that it related to a fighter in the Gaza region."

Sepahtu also revealed that he and his 3 older children Uwais Alqarni, Dzahira Talita Zahra, and Ariq Matin, were able to video call with Raissuddin before her passing.

"With the help of the nurses and doctor, I was able to make the video call and that was the last time my kids and I would lay our eyes on her while she was still alive," he said. "At the time, I saw tears streaming down her cheeks, as if she understood what we were saying to her. I was at the hospital later after the kids had gone to sleep and completed a Yassin recital, as well as prayers for her last night. However, I was not permitted to see her. I then returned home."

Rest in Peace, Siti Sarah Raissuddin.