Thursday, July 22, 2010

RIP Benjamin McKay

Pse Note: Funeral on Sunday, July 25, 10am

JULY 22, 2010
- Australian lecturer and film reviewer Benjamin McKay passed away recently. The Malay Mail reported yesterday that when he did not show up for work at Monash University last Monday, some friends visited his condominium at Pantai Panorama, Bangsar South, and found him dead on the kitchen floor.

The body was taken to University Malaya Medical Centre for a post-mortem and it was that learnt McKay, 46, had died of a heart attack.

McKay wrote many articles on the independent film industry. He had publications like Independent Cinemas in Contemporary Southeast Asia; Auteur-ing Malaysia: Yasmin Ahmad and Dreamed Communities, and Reclaiming History: the politics of memory in trauma in the films of Amir Muhammad.

A wake will be held on Friday, July 23, from 6pm to midnight at the Xiao En Bereavement Centre, No. 1, Jalan Kuari, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. The funeral will be on Sunday, July 25, at 10am at the same venue. Those attending have been requested to come in bright colours, not the sombre black.

May he rest in peace.


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