12/6/2018 12:41:36 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Singapore music icon Zul Suitan, guitarist frontman of the rock band Tania, died at the National University Hospital yesterday (December 5). He was 61.
All are welcome to pay their final respects to Zul today at his home at Block 203 Bukit Batok Street 21, #02-34, where his body is resting, said his family members on Facebook.
He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.
The legendary guitarist was honoured with the Artistic Excellence Award by the local music industry at the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (Compass) awards in September.
“Singapore has lost one of its legends,” said Ms Usha Chatterjee, owner of the La Salsa Mexican charcoal grill bar where he last performed about a month ago.
“The lion sleeps tonight. Rest in peace, Zul Sultan. We’ll miss you, big brother,” his band Tania posted on Twitter in a tribute to him.
Zul started his career in 1977 as the leader of Tania, which shot to fame soon after their inception.
Singapore’s Minister for Information and Communication S Iswaran said, “I have many fond memories of attending their performances,” adding, “Zul’s passing is a sad loss – for his family, Singapore’s music industry and all his fans.” The band played at his 50th birthday celebration six years ago.
Known for his soulful renditions of rock classics, Zul also released an acclaimed solo album, Zul, in 1992.
Singapore jazz icon Jeremy Monteiro said Zul was “one of our very best over the past almost 50 years”.