The singer passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021, his family announced in a statement.
“IT IS WITH HEAVY HEARTS THAT WE ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF MULTITALENTED VETERAN SINGER, RAPPER, SONGWRITER OLANREWAJU FASASI A.K.A SOUNDSULTAN,” the statement said in part.
According to the statement, Sound Sultan died after “a hard fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma,” a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that affect the lymphatic system (lymphomas), according to NORD’s rarediseases.org.
This is coming about two months after media reports that the singer was undergoing chemotherapy in a hospital in the United States of America.
Sound Sultan is survived by his wife, three children and his siblings.
His family pleads with the public for privacy as they come to grips with the tragic loss. The statement was signed by Dr. Kayode Fasasi on behalf of the Fasasi family.
Born Olarenwaju Fasasi, Sound Sultan was a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, comedian and basketball club co-owner. He started his career in show business in the 90s when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions. He released his debut single “Jagbajantis” in 2000, which became an instant hit in Nigeria.