Popular actor, Olalekan Oladipupo a.k.a. Lekkinson died yesterday at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State.
Investigations revealed that the man died of a heart related ailment. His health was said to have relapsed yesterday and he was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead at about 5.30 p.m.
The former president of Association of Theatre Arts Practitioners of Nigeria, ANTP, Prince Jide Kosoko and a one time Governor of the Lagos State Chapter of the Association, Rammy Shitta-Bey confirmed the death of the star actor.
Aged 50, the late Olalekan Oladipupo, a Muslim, may be buried today in Osogbo, Osun State. Jide Kosoko described the death of Lekkinson as a colossal lost to the entertainment industry.
Lekkinson is the third actor Nollywood has lost in the last two weeks.
The two others are David Ihezie and Isaac Onuzzu.