Veteran Nollywood actor, Ojo Arowosafe, popularly known as Fadeyi Oloro, is dead.
He died Tuesday after a protracted illness.
The details of Fadeyi’s death were still sketchy as of press time.
Born September 15, 1957, the veteran actor died at 66.
Confirming his death Tuesday night, actor and comedian, Bayegun Oluwatoyin aka Woli Arole, shared the news via his Instagram account saying, “So happy I reached out to you sir, so happy we played our part, so happy we laughed together, so happy we were able to show our support. Rest in Peace the Legend ‘Fadeyi Oloro’.
“Let’s check up on people when dey (they) are alive, Let’s show love when people can feel. Let’s help when it can be seen.”
Until his death, the veteran actor battled an undisclosed ailment for years.
The Ekiti-born actor rose to prominence during the 80s and late 90s for his trademarked herbalist character.
The PUNCH reported last year that the late actor once called on Nigerians to help him financially in order to take care of his health.
The ailing actor once told Sunday Scoop, “Nigerians should help me. Everything needed for me to be in a healthy state requires money.
“I am getting better with the support of people, but I have not fully recovered. That is why I am pleading with Nigerians across all walks of life who I have impacted in one way or the other to help me.”
He noted that though he had not gotten enough help, he would not cast aspersions on associations in the industry. He said, “Everyone has different things they are battling with. I don’t want it to seem like I am insulting members of our association of actors.
“Though I did not get the kind of support I would have wanted, some individuals called me to greet me once in a while. I don’t blame them because they are going through different things.”