Baba Sala has been announced dead at the age of 83 years old.
The veteran actor, singer and comedian was born Moses Adejumo but widely referred to as Baba Sala – a character he once played in one of his many productions.
Baba Sala died in his Ilesa hometown in Osun State on Sunday evening, October 7, 2018.
In 2015, Baba Sala turned 80 and after his birthday celebration, he was admitted into the University College Hospital in Ibadan as his health deteriorated.
The news sparked off rumours that he had passed on but few months after, he was discharged with the hospital bills paid by UCH.
In 2017, there were rumours of his death but this was dispelled by one of his sons, who addressed newsmen over the health of his dad.
Baba Sala’s son confirms his death
One of Baba Sala’s sons, Emmanuel Adejumo has confirmed his death.
Emmanuel confirmed the death of his dad in a Facebook post in the early hours of Monday, October 8, 2018.
“My Daddy is gone. Finally gone home to glory. King of Comedy finally say bye-bye to this world. I will miss you so much Daddy. I love you so much but God love you more. Good night my mentor, father, teacher, gist partner. My daddy is gone,” the younger Adejumo wrote.
Another close aide of the entertainer, Isaac Hastrup, confirmed his death0 to Punch in the early hours of Monday.
“Baba has died. He died some minutes to 10pm on Sunday night. His remains had been taken to the morgue. He died of old-age related sickness.
“He came to church two Sundays ago and he was the one that said the benediction. Baba has gone to be with the Lord and he will be missed by many people including his fans,” Hastrup was quoted as saying.
Baba Sala’s remains deposited in a morgue ahead of burial
In a report by QED, the remains of the late comedian has been deposited at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Annex, (Wesley Guild Hospital) in Ilesa.
This move, it was gathered, is to prepare the family and friends of the entertainer ahead of his burial.