How Veteran Nollywood Actor Olumide Bakare Died -Top Yoruba Actor, Dele Odule Reveals


Contrary to online reports on how veteran actor Olumide Bakare passed on, top actor Dele Odule, in a chat with The Nation, revealed that the deceased died on his way to the hospital.

“He was declared dead on arrival at UCH Ibadan,” he said, quoting a family source.

On claims of failed surgery as was reported online, Odule said “It is not true that he went through surgery again. He did undergo a surgery, but that was a long time ago and it was successful.

“It will be recalled that he was very sick at one time, but he came out of it and he has been in his home,” he added.

The cross-over actor had been ill for over three years, battling heart and lung illnesses, which at some point confined him to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

May his soul rest in peace.

Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to social media to share their reactions about his death with many commiserating with his family.