Sound Sultan is dead.
Veteran Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan is dead. He was 44. His family announced his death via a statement on Sunday, July 11, 2021. According to his family, Sound Sultan died on Sunday of Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma.
The statement read:
“IT IS WITH HEAVY HEARTS THAT WE ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF MULTITALENTED VETERAN SINGER, RAPPER. SONGWRITER OLANREWAJU FASASI A.K.A SOUNDSULTAN 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.”
His elder brother, Dare Fasasi aka Baba Dee, also confirmed the sad incident on his Instagram page.
He wrote “To Allah we belong and to him we shall return”.
Check out some eulogies for Sound Sultan on Twitter below:
“If Sound Sultan can die, anyone can die. This is very scary
Successful, Athletic, filled with wisdom, very grounded, no life threatening vices; very religious, full of life, positive, great dad and husband. AH! Iku o da o
You were coming back strong after we spoke few days ago”
@steve_eko: “The Nigerian music industry just lost one of the very good guys. The news of #SoundSultan passing is a devastating one.”