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MOURNING! Legendary Comedian, Baba Sala Dies at 81

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Olaiya Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead.

Reports say he died on Sunday evening and his body has been deposited at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Annex, (Wesley Guild Hospital) in Ilesa.

His media assistant, Mr Isaac Hastrup, confirmed the death of the ace comedian to Punch on the telephone on Monday morning.

Hastrup said, “Baba has died. He died some minutes to 10pm on Sunday night. His remains had been taken to the morgue. He died of old-age related sickness.

“He came to church two Sundays ago and he was the one that said the benediction. Baba has gone to be with the Lord and he will be missed by many people including his fans.”

His son, Emmanuel Adejumo, popularly known as ‘Boisala’ also on Monday announced his father’s death via a post on his Facebook page.

The post read: “My Daddy is gone. Finally gone home to glory. King of Comedy finally says bye-bye to this world. I will miss you so much Daddy. I love you so much but God loves you more. Good night my mentor, father, teacher, gist partner. My daddy is gone.”