J B Jeyaretnam has passed away (latest update 2330 hrs)

The SDP has received information that Mr Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam has died. He passed away in the hospital this morning apparently of a heart attack. Mr Jeyaretnam was in court arguing a case up until yesterday. After a week of cross-examining a witness, he said that he was tired and wanted to rest. He passed away this morning. His body is at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

We will update readers as and when we receive more information. The Singapore Democrats mourn the heartbreaking loss.

1330 hrs update
Mr Jeyaretnam’s body was brought to Singapore Casket and will be at the Mount Vernon Funeral Parlour 1 along Upper Aljunied Road for the wake. The funeral will take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday, 4 Oct 08. Messages of condolence have been pouring in.

1530 hrs update
News of Jeyaretnam’s death on CNN and BBC.

2330 hrs update
There will be a funeral service at the St Andrew’s Cathedral on 4 Oct 08, Saturday at 2:00 pm. The cortege will leave for the Mandai crematorium at 3:30 pm.

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