Nigerian poet and actor, Adebayo Faleti died at the age of eighty six on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

In a recent interview with ‘Punch’, son of the late actor Adeniyi Faleti revealed details on how the icon passed away. According to Adeniyi, he was helping his father with his bath when he died.

“After the morning devotion, I helped him to the bathroom as I normally did. He said he wanted God to send someone else to come and complete his work because he had done all he could do. He also said that he wanted to go home. Suddenly, I noticed that he was not breathing again. We took him to the University College Hospital, Ibadan where he was confirmed dead. We shall miss him greatly.”

His first son, Ayoola Faleti also spoke about his father’s last days. “In his usual practice, he called me three days ago and we discussed like father and son. After I received a call this morning from my brother concerning the state of his health, I hit the road to come home and see him but I did not meet him alive. He died before I could reach home. He took care of all his children and gave us good education. We shall all miss him,” said Ayoola.

One of the deceased’s wives, Moteniola, said she married him in the 50s, adding that he was a loving husband who was always concerned about his family.

“I knew him as a loving husband and I will always remember how well he catered for the family. He prepared the children for a good future by ensuring that they had good education,” Moteniola said.

May his soul rest in peace.