Yinka Ogundaisi, the ace Nigerian actor and filmmaker, has passed away after a protracted health battle — including paralysis of his legs.

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A source close to the family confirmed his death to TheCable Lifestyle on Wednesday.

Ogundamisi had suffered the paralysis of his legs, a condition for which he sought financial aid to undergo surgery.

It was gathered that he initially had complications of twisted intestines, hernia, and enlarged prostrate in 2013.

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Subsequently, he suffered complications resulting from back pains he was said to have battled for several years.

Ogundaisi was an actor, writer, and director of films and TV and Radio programmes.

He was the next actor to play the legendary Sango in the film ‘Oba Koso’ after the late Duro Ladipo.

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He was credited with resuscitating and repackaging the longest-running Yoruba TV programme ‘Feyikogbon’.

Ogundaisi was also a member of the cast of ‘The Village Headmaster’.

He had also authored a crime fiction novel ‘The Charmed Lock’ based on African hypnotism.

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