Veteran Nollywood actor, Ojo Arowosafe, popularly known as Fadeyi Oloro, is dead after a protracted illness.
It was learnt that the Yoruba actor died at his apartment at around 12noon on Tuesday at 66.
His death was confirmed by close family member.
The details of Fadeyi’s death who was born on September 15, 1957, are still sketchy as of press time.
Fadeyi, was quite popular in the 80s and 90s for his role as a herbalist in movies, especially with his trademark costume.
Fadeyi Oloro, originally christened Ojo Arowosafe, is the old Yoruba cinema’s Deimos – the quintessence of terror in Greek mythology and one distinct thing defines his stage persona. Dread.
Fadeyi’s darkened face, sometimes made more horrific by excessive cosmetics, was perhaps a reflection of what dwelled in his ‘cinematic’ heart.
Also 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.