In an incident that has shocked the film fraternity, budding singer-composer Shan Johnson was found dead at a Chennai hotel on Friday. According to the autopsy report, the 29-year-old had died of cardiac arrest.
The funeral ceremony was held at 3 pm on Sunday at the Thrissur Nellikkunnu St Sebastian Church.
Her body was brought to Thrissur earlier on Sunday from Chennai after her post-mortem was done in Chennai.
According to police, the daughter of the late Malayalam composer Johnson Master, Shan had recorded a song on Thursday night and was supposed to continue recording on Friday. Shan used to write and compose her own songs and was well-versed in Carnatic and Western music. Shan had also written the Hindi lyrics for a song in Vettah, an upcoming Malayalam film.
She sang songs in Malayalam films 'Praise the Lord' and 'Thira' and in a couple of Tamil movies and made her debut as a music composer with the Malayalam film 'His Name is John' in 2013.
Her death comes after her brother died in 2012 in a bike accident. Only two years before that her father had also passed away. She is survived by her mother.