When news broke in May that Olanrewaju Fasasi, music artiste better known as Sound Sultan, was diagnosed with throat cancer, many expressed shock.
While some of his fans wished him speedy recovery, others expressed shock and doubted the report.
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Dare Fasasi, his elder brother, also a musician, known as Baba Dee, had denied that Sound Sultan had throat cancer.
Days later, Sound Sultan took to his verified Instagram page, to react to the news, which he hinted was false.
He had also used the occasion to felicitate with Muslims around the world on the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.
He had said, “Eid Mubarak to my lovely Muslim brothers and sisters. May Almighty Allah accept our fast as an act of Ibadah.
“Instagram! This is not the one with ram. I must not ignore the massive show of love. Thank you all. I will tell you my story myself it will be true THEN not false.”
Sadly, he never told that story as his family broke the news of his death on Sunday morning.
In a statement, the family said: “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our multitalented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound Sultan.
“He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. He is survived by his wife, three children and his siblings.
“We, his family will appreciate the utmost privacy as we come to grips with this tragic loss.”
Long live the music star who spent 44 years on earth. His was a life of purpose as he made a huge impact.