Hollywood actor Damson Idris has joined the Nollywood industry to mourn Nigerian comic actor and comedian Baba Suwe.
Kemi Filani News earlier reported that the comic actor who dominated the Yoruba movie industry for decades as an actor and producer died today November 22nd after battling with an undisclosed illness.
Confirming his death, Mr Latin, the president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, in a chat with PUNCH said “It has been confirmed that Baba Suwe is dead. I just got off the phone with his son who confirmed that the actor is dead. I don’t have much details about his death.”
In a post shared on the microblogging platform, Damson Idris penned down a tribute for Baba Suwe, describing him as an icon who first taught him comedy.
Kemi Filani recalls that a few months ago, a video of Nollywood actor, Baba Suwe shedding hot uncontrollable tears after Yomi Fabiyi did the unexpected to him on his birthday.
In the video, the comic actor who was obviously caught on aware with some birthday serenade, could not hide his emotions and decided to shed tears of joy.
News of Baba Suwe’s worsening health condition came to light in February.
Baba Suwe back then confirmed his health challenges in a interview where he lamented the worsening state of his health.
He confirmed that he was walking with the aid of a stick.
Baba Suwe was subsequently admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
The admission was facilitated by the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) with the assistance of the Federal Ministry of Health.