The popular actor died in the early hours of Saturday according to his personal assistant, who was with him when he passed away.
Olumide Bakare, who has been sick for more than a year was discharged from the University College Hospital (UCH) last year after he was allegedly diagnosed with Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm and Pulmonary Embolism.
In an interview he conducted last year, he said
“After the test was conducted, the result revealed that I am suffering from ‘Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm and Pulmonary Embolism’ which has to do with heart related issues. From the diagram, it showed that there is a blockage in the vein that takes blood to the heart.”
It was gathered that the actor was yet to fully recover from the sickness that kept him indoors for months.
His health, it was learnt, got worse in the middle of the night and was said to have called his personal assistant to take him to UCH in the middle of the night but died before he could be conveyed to the hospital.
Olumide Bakare, while on his sick bed at UCH, once told Ace TV broadcaster in Yoruba “Jide Omo Moronfolu, agbara mi o ka mo o(meaning /Jide, I can’t hold on much longer).”
He will surely be missed by fans, colleagues, and family.
May his soul RIP…