Nollywood Yoruba actor, Olurotimi Isaiah Ayinde popularly known as Abu Olododo has died after a brief illness.
The actor gave up the ghost hours ago in his hometown in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
He reportedly died after a brief illness in the early hours of the morning.
Ayinde’s death comes barely 48-hours after veteran actor and poet Adebayo Faleti died in Ibadan over the weekend.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.
A friend and colleague of Ayinde, Waheed Ijaduade, brought his departure to the attention of the public in a statement posted on Facebook on Monday.
Later, Ijaduade, in a telephone interview with our correspondent, described Ayinde’s death as sudden. Claiming that he had a brief phone conversation with the deceased on Sunday night, he said, “We chatted for a while on that night. He even asked me about the outcome of a summit that I attended in Lagos. We talked about other things and we agreed to meet on Monday or Tuesday before I went to bed. I went to his residence to see him the following day (Monday) as agreed only to learn that he was dead.”
Possibly Ayinde’s relatives or co-tenants, Ijaduade implied in his account, had decided to open the door of his room when he failed to show up in the morning and found him in a sitting position and lifeless.
Our correspondent also gathered that Ayinde did not complain of ill-health before he died. “He never told me that he was sick. He appeared to be quite healthy when I spoke with him on the phone. His death remains a mystery to me,” Ijaduade said.
The actor has since been buried according to Muslim rites.
He was aged 51 and married with four children.