Popular star Nigerian singer, who is known for his many inspirational songs, Sound Sultan, real name Olanrewaju Fasasi; has died from his long battle with Throat cancer on 11th July 2021.
The singer who was made a UN Ambassador for Peace for his exemplary lifestyle and career; was 44 years old and married with three children.
In a statement released by his brother, Dr Kayode Fasasi announcing his death, the singer fought hard to recover.
“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.”
Following the news of his death, his fans, colleagues and fellow Celebrities have taken to social media to mourn the passing of Sound Sultan.
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 ( in the daily punch newspaper)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.”
The news of his health was first made public On May 12, 2021, when it was reported that he was receiving treatment in the form of chemotherapy in America.