Veteran broadcaster and Nollywood actor, Sadiq Daba, has died.
He died on Wednesday after losing a battle to leukaemia and prostate cancer.
According to a statement issued by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed mourning the demise of Daba, the thespian’s death is a huge loss to the entertainment industry and the nation in general.
The minister described Daba as an iconic broadcaster and a giant of his time lauding his pioneering role, along with his contemporaries, in nurturing the Nigerian movie industry to its present towering status as the second largest movie industry in the world.
He thereafter condoled with the family of the deceased, as well as his colleagues and the movie industry in general, urging them to take solace in the fact that his legacy is assured because of his monumental success in his chosen fields.
In 2017, the ace broadcaster was diagnosed with prostate cancer barely months after he was hospitalized for months due to leukaemia and he has been receiving treatments since.
The actor died on Wednesday evening while he was at the hospital. He has since been buried in Lagos according to Islamic rites.