It’s a sad Sunday for the Nigerian entertainment industry as they wake up to the news of the death of rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor; Sound Sultan. He was aged 44.
Sound Sultan whose real name is
Olarenwaju Fasasi was also a comedian and a recording artist. He was regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip-hop music in Nigeria.
Sound Sultan reportedly died on the morning of Sunday, July 11 after battling with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. The deceased had been undergoing chemotherapy in a hospital in the United States of America.
His demise was announced in a
an official statement which was shared on Instagram by Efe Omoregbe who is 2baba’s manager. In the announcement, Dr. Kayode Fasasi, signed on behalf of the late singer’s family.
The statement read, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of 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 the tragic loss.”
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that affect the lymphatic system (lymphomas). Lymphomas are the cancer of white blood cells (lymphocytes) and can be divided depending on the type of cells, B-lymphocytes (B-cells) or T-lymphocytes (T-cells), AITL is a T-cell lymphoma.
The lymphatic system functions as part of the immune system and helps to protect the body against infection and disease. It consists of a network of tubular channels (lymph vessels) that drain a thin watery fluid known as lymph from different areas of the body into the bloodstream.
Sound Sultan is survived by his loving wife, three children, and siblings.
Hhmmm…what a great loss. Everybody dies but NOT everybody lives but your voice lives on.
Rest in peace Legend. May the Lord console the family at this time of grieve.