Andainya aku pergi dulu... :(

We may not able to hear the Alleycats' trademark, "trimme k'sssayyyyyy!" anymore! It it really sad and shocking news to all Malaysians that Loganathan Arumugam of the Alleycats passed away at 10.50am today at the Mount Miriam Hospital, Pulau Pinang. He was 54. Loga, as he was fondly called, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday. He was diagnosed with lung cancer eight months ago. “He had been having a very bad cough for a year,” said his elder brother David, 57, also of Alleycats fame. Loga was married, with a 23-year-old son and a 20-year-old daughter.

He provided vocals and played the flute for the band. The Alleycats, formed at Penang in 1969, had recorded 29 albums. The group started by playing in clubs around the country before signing a recording deal with PolyGram Records in 1978. The Alleycats have 29 albums to their credit. They are one of Malaysia's favourite bands with evergreen hits like Sampaikan Salam, Andainya Aku Pergi Dulu Sebelum Mu and Sekuntum Mawar Merah. Loga's brother and Alleycats' frontman David Arumugam, 57, said the band would fulfil Loga’s last wish of recording a full orchestral album, and a Tamil album for the band's Indian fans. He further added that the albums would be dedicated to Loga.

Loga, trimme k'sssayyyyyy for everything! U'll be missed. Here is the clip of Loga and his brother with fellow malaysians, singing the song, andainya aku pergi dulu sebelum mu.. My heartfelt condolences to his family. Let's pray for his soul to rest in peace!

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