Celebrities have taken to social media to mourn the passing of singer Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan.
He died at the age of 44 after a hard-fought battle with throat cancer, known in medical Parlance as Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma
He is survived by his wife, three children and siblings.
The news of his death was received with shock by his colleagues in the entertainment industry.
Afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti who dropped a comment on the last post shared on Instagram by the deceased said, “I am shocked and very SAD reading this news of the passing of Sound Sultan (HE IS FAMILY) I pray our Creator to give his family strength at this time.”
Efe Omorogbe, the manager of singer 2baba said, “Rest in glory my brother @soundsultan. You’ll live forever in our hearts. Allah gives.”
Comedian Mr Macaroni said, “This is so painful. Rest In Peace Legend!! May God grant his family, friends and fans worldwide the fortitude to bear this tragic loss.”
Former Plantashun Boiz singer, Faze said, “Too good to be gone. Worse Sunday ever. RIP my brother and friend.”
Singer Nikki Laoye who found the news hard to believe wrote on the singer’s IG comment section, “My brother, gosh, pls say something. Hope this isn’t true. We still chatted recently.”