Markis Kido died of a heart attack at the age of 36.© Twitter / BAI Media
Former Olympic gold medalist Markis Kido of Indonesia has died of a heart attack, the game’s governing body BWF said on Monday. He was 36 years old. “Sad news: Markis Kido, former Olympic gold medalist and world champion, died today of a heart attack. He will be missed,” wrote the World Badminton Federation on his Twitter account. The Indonesian doubles player won the 2008 Olympic gold, the 2006 World Cup and 2007 World Championship titles with Hendra Setiawan.
Sad news: Markis Kido, former Olympic gold medalist and world champion, died today of a heart attack. We will miss him.
-BWF (@bwfmedia) June 14, 2021
Indian commuters reacted with shock to his sudden disappearance.
“Hard to digest Broken HeartGrownup watching you play. I was lucky to be part of your team on @PBLIndiaLive. Legend Gone Too Soon Rest In Peace Markis Kido,” Satwiksairaj Rankireddy tweeted.
Indian men’s singles player HS Prannoy wrote: “This is terrible news !! RIP Markis kido.”
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