Indonesian actress and dangdut singer, Julia Perez, passed away in Rumah Sakit Cipto Mangunkusumo Jakarta, on Saturday.
Better known as Jupe, the 37-year-old artist was not only famous in Indonesia, but also had huge fan following in Malaysia.
Here are some little known facts about Jupe.
1. Jupe was born on July 15, 1980 in Jakarta.
2. She was the daughter of footballer Angkasa Jaya and volleyball player Sri Wulansih.
3. She graduated from University of Bung Karno, Jakarta, with a Bachelor of Law.
4. Before joining the entertainment industry, she was a secretary at a private company in Jakarta.
5. Jupe shot to stardom following several roles in horror movies such as 'Beranak dalam Kubur' (2007) and 'The Shaman' (2008).
6. She launched her own fast food restaurant chain a few years back, called Jupe Fried Chicken (JFC).
7. Jupe was crowned Best Actress through her role as Malini in Gending Sriwijaya, at Royal Bali Film Festival and Bandung Film Festival.
8. She was diagnosed with stage 2 cervical cancer in 2014.