Veteran Nollywood actor, Olumide Bakare, who died on Saturday, April 22, is to be laid to rest on Friday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The burial arrangement is slated to commence with a service of songs on Thursday and the remains will be laid to rest the following day, May 26, 2017.
He died after a long battle with heart disease.
Punch had earlier reported that the 65-year-old thespian died on his way to the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Oyo State after his health suddenly took a turn for the worse. He had been ill for some time with lung and heart disease.
Some of his colleagues were very shocked by the news of his death and also expressed their regret about the manner which his death occurred.
Dele Odule, lamented that Bakare died without reaping the fruits of his labour.
He said, “It is very saddening. I know that death is inevitable and everybody would go someday. The most unfortunate thing about his death is that he did not reap the fruits of his labour. He never enjoyed the dividends of stardom. What is the essence of being very popular without having money to take care of himself? He spent his life entertaining people and making them happy and I’m sad that his life ended that way.”
Odule also promised that the industry will look for a way to immortalise the deceased.
“He was a member of tampan and we would try to work out some things to immortalise him so that people wouldn’t forget him easily because he made a lot of contributions to the industry.”
He is survived by wife, Children, and Grandchildren.