Veteran actor, Sadiq Daba has lost his life on Wednesday evening, March 3, after a long battle with Leukemia and prostate cancer.
Late Daba who became a household name in Nigeria for his role as Bitrus in the now rested NTA drama series Cock Crow at Dawn
He reportedly died at his Marwa Garden residence in Alausa, Lagos State.
In 2019, he came out to publicly seek financial assistance for his treatment. Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola and many other Nigerians rallied around and supported him financially.
Sadly, he lost the battle to the ailment yesterday evening.
According to his close friend, Joe Odumakin, the actor had been ill for a while before his demise.
“We have lost Sadiq. It is so painful because I spoke to him a few days ago when his wife became a permanent secretary. I called his number some hours ago but his son picked it. I told him to give the phone to his father but he told me that his father is gone. I had to ask; gone to where?
“His wife just called me now and we spoke. She said that she was at the morgue. I asked what happened and she told me that about a week ago, he had been ill but he had been home and that he went to the hospital late afternoon today.
“She explained that he had not been eating much and that as soon as they got to the hospital, they started conducting different tests on him including COVID-19. They put him on oxygen but he died around 8:30 pm.”
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.