The reality tv community and creative industry at large has been cast into mourning as former BB Naija contestant, Rico Swavey, passes on. More in our story below.
Former BB Naija star from the Double Wahala season and Tinsel actor, Patrick Fakoya, popularly known as Rico Swavey has passed on following complications he suffered from a ghastly accident.
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The reality tv star had been involved in a ghastly motor accident and had undergone surgery after fellow BB Naija stars and celebrities had launched a fundraiser to foot his medical bills.
Following his death, friend and fellow Double Wahala season housemate, Tobi Bakre as well as BB Naija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, have taken to their social media to express grief over his passing and also as a form of tribute. Bakre who had posted a photo of the two of them while on the Big Brother Naija show said; “This is how I will always remember us brother. Forever ❤️ #RipSwavey.” To Obi-Uchendu’s tweet of photos of moments they’d shared, the media personality said; “The actual warmest human being. This is truly heartbreaking… Rest in Peace Rico 🙏🏾 🕊
The actual warmest human being. This is truly heartbreaking…
Rest in Peace Rico 🙏🏾 🕊 pic.twitter.com/eSZbxMpCnK
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) October 13, 2022
The reality tv star had gone into the house to create awareness for autism, which is a condition his little cousin lives with and had been pursuing his passion for music prior to his death.