BFM’s famous sports presenter Ross Yusof has recently passed away.
The presenter, known to fans as RedRoss, died at home and was found by his 17-year-old son Kino, and was revealed to have collapsed from a sudden heart attack.
Ross started his radio career at Astro’s AMP Radio Networks in 1997 as a Hitz and Mix FM presenter. The Manchester United fan later freelanced as a football commentator on both radio and television before joining BFM in 2009 as its regular sports fixture.
BFM also took to Twitter to express sadness over the loss, writing, “It is with immeasurable sadness that we say goodbye to our dear friend and colleague. We will miss his voice. We will miss his wit. But most of all, we will miss his warmth and abiding friendship. Rest in peace, Ross Yusof. Our Mondays and Fridays will never ever be the same.”
Others, including Australian broadcaster Jason Dasey, took to social media to express their sadness over the loss, with Dasey writing, “Shattered to hear about the sudden death of Ross Yusof, one of the most talented and versatile broadcasters in SE Asia. Having met at the 2006 World Cup, we worked together for almost a decade at [Stadium Astro] and other projects, including a BFM Radio interview in 2019.”