The family of Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi, also known as Sound Sultan, has revealed the cause of his death. In a press statement released by Dr Kayode Fasasi, the family confirmed that the singer died after a long battle with throat cancer.
According to the statement, the Multitalented veteran singer died at 44 years on July 11, 2021; the cancer is also known as Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma.
Earlier, EveryEvery.ng had reported that the singer reportedly battled throat cancer in the United States of America, where he observed chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer.
Sultan’s career in the entertainment industry started in the 1990s when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions and had won numerous local talent-hunt shows by 1999.
The singer released his first single, titled Jagbajantis, in 2000; Kennis Music signed him after independently releasing other singles. Sound Sultan emerged as a UN Ambassador for Peace for his exemplary lifestyle and career in 2012.
Reacting to his death, many Nigerian singers, rappers, actors, among other celebrities, described the demise of Sound Sultan as shocking, unfortunate and painful. Taking to their Instagram page, Seun and Femi Kuti noted that the world lost something fabulous today.
Seun Kuti described Sultan as a singer whose talent is still unmatched. Meanwhile, Nollywood actress Funke Akindele Bello described the sudden death of Sultan as heartbreaking.