Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has commiserated with the family, friends and associates of Mr. Olumide Bakare on the passing away of the veteran actor.
In a statement issued in Ibadan on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, the governor said the untimely death of Mr. Bakare was very unfortunate.
Although the governor noted that the late actor had been on admission at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan for a heart-related disease, he however expressed the regret that he (Bakare) died at a time he considerably recuperated and was expected back in his favourite love of Acting.
He described Bakare who had featured in several films as a versatile actor whose contributions to the development of the performng arts industry are not only immeasurable and long lasting but as an artiste whose unmistakable voice and persona would be sorely missed by his fans worldwide.
Rather than mourning the deceased however, Ajimobi stated that the popular Ibadan-based actor should be celebrated for living a memorable life, both as an artiste and a family man.