Femi Oyewumi, Nigerian actor and movie producer, has passed away — after reportedly battling chronic backache for months.

Kehinde Oyewunmi, the deceased’s younger brother, broke the sad news in a post on his Facebook page on Friday.

It was gathered Oyewumi, also known as Laditi , was rushed to the hospital on Thursday night but eventually gave up the ghost on Friday.

“Anyone that I wish to stay in the morning, may anyone who wants me to sleep in Osun,……… Whoever knows my motorcycle, my loved ones, I wish him well, help me sleep well. Rest in peace, the son of Ajagungbade Onidugbe. Good night,” he wrote in Yoruba.

The deceased kickstarted his movie career in the 1980s and would later become a prominent name after featuring in several Yoruba hit films including ‘Aye Toto’, ‘Koto Orun’, ‘Ija eleye’ among others.

It is believed that the late veteran actor, who is survived by his wife, children and siblings will be buried in his home town in Ogbomosho, Oyo state, on May 26.

His death comes about the same time when Emilia Dike, a Nollywood actress, also breathed her last after she reportedly slumped while in Enugu.

It also further stretches the lists of celebrities who have been lost since the dawn of this year to a range of illnesses including COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus.



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