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Legendary Nollywood actor, Kayode Odumosu, popularly known as Pa Kasumu bade farewell to mother earth on Sunday, March 1st, 2020, after battling a protracted illness. News of the Yoruba film actor’s death was made public by Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola Salako, via her Instagram handle.

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“BREAKING NEWS! Our model veteran actor Pa kasunmu Kayode Odumosu finally takes a bow.It is with so much heavy pain in our hearts that we regret to announce ur in Para, that our #paraafricafoundation model actor Pa kasunmu has given up the ghost after a brief illness. The news was broken by a close source that stays around the hospital he gave up the ghost. We will keep u updated with further information on this

Foluke Daramola Salako

It will be recalled that the health of the veteran Nollywood actor became a concern to his fans and the entire public in 2019 after a video of his weak health status went viral online. Late Kasunmu went further to seek prayers instead of financial aid from Nigerians, citing that his ill health was of spiritual nature and not medical as many presumed then. The late actor equally debunked rumours in the December 2019 interview that said he had gone blind but revealed that he had suffered a partial stroke that seriously affected his left side and to some level, his sight, also describing people as ‘’talking rubbish’’ when quizzed about his smoking habit as a lead cause for his poor health status.

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For now, I don’t need any help. All I need is prayer. All I can say about my sickness is that it is spiritual. That’s why I said it requires prayer. I’m currently at a church camp for its annual congress. God should take care of me. I will stay at the camp till the congress ends. “RCCG is the first place I’ve gone for prayers. But, they have also been praying for me in my church in Sabo, Yaba, Lagos…The doctors are just saying their own. They said I had a partial stroke. It affected my left side and to some extent, my sight…My wife and children have been taking care of me. The sickness started a long time ago. But I had the partial stroke nine years ago.

Pa Kasunmu (December, 2019)

Born on March 16, 1953, in Oyo State, Nigeria, Pa Kasunmu hailed from Ogun State. At the age of 15 in, he began his journey in the movie world and made his presence felt in the acting industry after featuring in a stage play titled Iyawo Orun in 1968. Some of his legendary works include Sàngó: The Legendary African King (1998), Jesu Mushin (2002), Babie Á (2003) and Tales of Eve: Simi (2011). A household name in the Yoruba film industry, Pa Kasunmu was diagnosed with a biventricular heart failure in 2013. Prior to his demise on March 1, Pa Kasunmu, had been inactive in the movie industry for about ten years owing to his health.


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This article was first published on 13th March 2020 and updated on December 31st, 2020 at 11:26 am


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