Veteran actor, Olumide Bakare is dead. Confirming the sad incident to Celebritywatch magazine,President of Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria,TAMPAN,Mr. Delete Odule said, “I officially announce the death of one of us, a veteran actor, Olumide Bakare (Chief Koko).He slept yesterday at the age of 65, you’ll be posted with other arrangement.”
According to family source he had a successful surgery and after the surgery,he talked to people and told them he was fine. But two hours later, he passed on. It is very painful because I had actually been wishing him a quick recovery.
“Olumide Bakare is someone who is totally committed to the theatre profession.Olumide Bakare the cross over artiste,who has also taken part in so many block-buster movies and soap such as Wale Adenuga’s Papa Ajasco and Company.Earlier in the year, the veteran was rushed to University College Hospital, UCH in Ibadan, Oyo State after suffering from cardiac arrest. He reached out to well meaning Nigerians for financial help to help him deal with this ailment.
Narrating his ordeal then, the late actor said that it started since 2013 but it wasn’t so bad. Although he had treated it but the ailment resurfaced and he was rushed to the emergency unit of UCH, Ibadan where he was admitted.
Olumide Bakare is blessed with 4 children namely;Olabode,who is a pastor in the United States;Oluwamayowa,a businessman in Lagos; Oluwatofunmi who is a graduate of Ekiti state University and his lovely princess,Halimat.
May his soul Rest In Peace