Colleagues and fans of the late veteran actor, Ojo Arowosafe, aka Fadeyi Oloro, have continued to pay tributes to him. The thespian died on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, after a protracted illness.
Expressing how he felt about the death of Fadeyi, actor, Yinka Quadri, said, “Rest in peace, Fadeyi Oloro. I was saddened to hear of this huge loss in the entertainment industry.”
Another actor, Saidi Balogun, simply wrote, “Rest on, Fadeyi Oloro.”
On his part, a comedian and actor, Bayegun Oluwatoyin, aka Woli Arole, stated that he was happy he reached out to the veteran actor before his death. He said, “I am so happy I reached out to you, sir. I am also happy that we played our part; so happy we laughed together, and were able to show our support. Rest in peace the legend, Fadeyi Oloro.
“Let’s check up on people when they are alive. Let’s show love when people can feel it. Let’s help when it can be seen.”
A fan, @thegamepundit, wrote on social media, “I know Fadeyi had been very ill for a while, but my joy is that he etched his name in gold.”
Another fan, @Eben_Ola, described the deceased as a Nollywood legend. He said, “A true Yoruba Nollywood legend. He was an entertainer to the core. Baba killed ghosts (in movies) to ‘re-die’ those days, and his blackface costume made him look wicked. May his soul find eternal peace.”
Recall that Fadeyi died barely weeks after London, United Kingdom-based Nigerian pastor, Tunde Adegboyega, pledged to give him N3m, after he saw a video of the deceased on Instagram, where he could barely speak.
The late Fadeyi had been battling an undisclosed ailment for years. In an interview with Saturday Beats last year, he had called on Nigerians to help him financially in order to take care of his health.
Asked about the nature of his ailment, he had said, “I really don’t know the nature of the illness.
“However, I intend going for a ‘general test’, so they can ascertain the drugs to give me, instead of just giving me any kind of drugs. If people see me now, they would pity me. I am supposed to go to a hospital in Abeokuta, Ogun State, but there is no money.”