Femi Ogunrombi, a veteran Nollywood actor best known for leading the series Papa Ajasco, has died.
The veteran actor died in the late hours of Saturday, January 14, according to the report.
Husseini Shaibu, a journalist and theatre practitioner, confirmed his death in a Twitter post on Sunday.
Taking to his Twitter account, Shaibu wrote, “I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist, former Music Instructor with #NATIONALTROUPE and one time stand in for the ‘Papa Ajasco’ character on the popular #waleadenugaprod comic series ‘Papa Ajasco’ Mr. Femi Ogunrombi is dead.”
I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist, former Music Instructor with @NATIONALTROUPE and one time stand in for the 'Papa Ajasco' character on the popular @waleadenugaprod Comic Series 'Papa Ajasco' Mr. Femi Ogunrombi is DEAD!
Journey well Sir pic.twitter.com/teM5MFerAY
— Husseini Shaibu, Ph.D (@igalaman) January 14, 2023
Ogunrombi was best known for his comic role in Wale Adenuga’s comedy series ‘Papa Ajasco,’ which he took over after the previous actor, Abiodun Ayoyinka, left the show.
TSZ Naija has reached out to a close source of the actor for comment and will update once we hear back.
The cause of death is yet to be known as no official announcement has been made by family members at the time of reporting this story.