After news broke about the country's living legend Tan Sri SM Salim's deteriorating condition early Wednesday, family members, relatives and close friends started trickling in at his residence here last night.

His family also held a Yasin recital ceremony for the speedy recovery of the 88-year-old entertainer.

Among the artistes spotted were actress and theatre director, Fauziah Nawi and singer, Datuk Jamal Abdillah.

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SM Salim’s son, Shamsul said his father had suffered breathing difficulty early Wednesday.

SM Salim whose real name, Sheikh Salim Sheikh Muhammad Al Mahros is synonymous for his endless contribution in Malay classical tunes since the 1950s.

The singer has been wheelchair-bound since 17 years ago after suffering from nervous system complications.