There has been an outpouring of love and condolences from Nigerians worldwide following the death of Sadiq Daba on Wednesday evening. The veteran broadcaster and actor had a long battle with leukemia and prostate cancer.

Joe Odumakin, a close friend of the actor, revealed that Daba’s wife confirmed the passing of the veteran actor, Punch reports.

“His wife just called me now and we spoke,” Odumakin told the media outlet.

She said that she was at the morgue. I asked what happened and she told me that about a week ago, he had been ill but he had been home and that he went to the hospital late afternoon today.

She explained that he had not been eating much and that as soon as they got to the hospital, they started conducting different tests on him including COVID-19. They put him on oxygen but he died around 8:30 pm.

Those who knew him remembered him for giving them happy childhood memories from his feature in the late 1970s film “Cockcrow at Dawn”, and during his broadcasting days at NTA.

He stared in Kunle Afolayan’s film “October 1st” and the 2020 film, “Citation”.

Daba announced his diagnosis of leukemia and prostate cancer in 2017 and was supported with fundraising by several Nigerians including Patrick Doyle, Josephine Obiajulu OdumakinKenny Martins, and several others.

Here are some tributes to Sadiq from Nigerians, media personalities and more:

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