Tinsel Star, Victor Olaotan Is Dead

Again, the Nigerian movie industry has been thrown into mourning as one of its veterans, Victor Olaotan, better known as Big Daddy, dies.

The 69-year-old former Tinsel’ star was popular for his role in the TV series, Tinsel.

Julia Olaotan, his wife, confirmed his death to The PUNCH on Friday.

Julia, who had been tirelessly seeking support for the actor, revealed her husband died on Thursday night in Lagos State.

She thanked the donors for assisting her spouse in a Turkish hospital where he was fighting for his life.

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, the renowned actor celebrated his 69th birthday in a Turkish hospital while suffering the symptoms of a catastrophic brain injury he sustained in a vehicle accident in October 2016.

Femi Otedola, a rich businessman and philanthropist, gave N30 million to the actor in 2019.

Julia, who chatted with her husband frequently via video conversations, said she could tell he was “fighting for his life” whenever they spoke.

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