When the news broke that Sound Sultan was diagnosed with throat cancer in May, many music fans took to their respective social media pages to wish him speedy recovery while others held the news with a pinch of salt.
The post of ace music producer, ID Cabasa further confirmed the doubts fans had as regards the diagnosis. Sound Sultan’s brother, Dare Fasasi, a musician known as Baba Dee also denied that his brother had throat cancer.
A few days later after the news had spread like a wildfire, Sound Sultan extinguished it via a post on his Instagram page as he sent the Muslims a message of felicitation during the Eid-al-Fitr celebration.
“Eid Mubarak to my lovely Muslim brothers and sisters. May Almighty Allah accept our fast as an act of Ibadah.”
“Instagram! This is not the one with ram. I must not ignore the massive show of love. Thank you all. I will tell you my story myself it will be true THEN not false.”
Regrettably, Sound Suntan, the “Jagbajantis” movement didn’t tell anyone the story and it remains unknown whether he had already documented it somewhere before death took him on a journey of no return.
His death was announced in a statement issued by his family on Sunday morning;
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our multitalented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound Sultan.
“He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. He is survived by his wife, three children, and his siblings.
“We, his family will appreciate the utmost privacy as we come to grips with this tragic loss.”
Rest in Peace ✌️, Legend
Curled from Daily Trust