The death of Patrick Fakoya, former BBNaija housemate better known as Rico Swavey, has thrown the entertainment industry and fans of the reality show into mourning.


The reality star passed away on Thursday — a few days after he was involved in a ghastly car accident.

His death was confirmed by Alex Asogwa and Tobi Bakre, his former BBNaija colleagues.

Tributes have begun to pour in for Rico on social media platforms especially Twitter.


Celebrities as well as fans from different spheres of life took to the microblogging platform to pay their final respect to the reality star.

“Death is never easy to accept. No matter how hard we try be strong in the face of it, it still hits a nerve. Receive his soul O Lord and comfort his loved ones left behind. Remind them daily that you are with them always. RIP Rico,” Kate Henshaw wrote.

“The actual warmest human being. This is truly heartbreaking. Rest In Peace Rico,” Ebuka Obi-Uchendu added.


“So sad, one of the coolest guys to ever grace BBN. May God comfort his family and friends. Rip Rico,” a Twitter user wrote.

Swavey’s death comes a few hours after his management announced he was on life support.

“Hello everyone, Rico Swavey is not disposed to handle his socials right now as he was involved in a ghastly accident and is currently on life support. While his situation is critical and doctors are on him, We implore your support and prayers,” his team wrote on Wednesday.

This was shortly after a fundraiser was launched in his name to facilitate his treatment.


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