National silat athlete Muhammad Nurshahrin Bin Shahruddin, 22, died on Saturday (Mar 14) at his home in Pasir Ris.
According to the Singapore Silat Federation (PERSISI), Shahrin passed away in his sleep.
The student who was pursing his Higher NITEC has represented Singapore in numerous international and regional competitions since 2007.
Shahrin won a gold medal at the inaugural Asian Pencak Silat Championship held in Singapore in 2011 and was also a bronze medallist at the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar.
In a Facebook post, Culture, Community and Youth Minister Lawrence Wong expressed his condolences. “Saddened to learn that national silat athlete Muhammad Nurshahrin Bin Shahruddin passed away today. Nurshahrin was an accomplished silat exponent; just two years ago, he partnered Sheik Ferdous to clinch a bronze at the Myanmar SEA Games,” he said.