Actress Zainab Bakare has confirmed the death of fellow actor Osmond Gbadebo.
Mourning the Yoruba movie star in an Instagram post on Monday, May 30, Zainab said the filmmaker died two weeks after the birth of his daughter.
Zainab added that the actor died in his birth month. She revealed that she wanted to celebrate his birthday and the birth of his daughter but he asked her not to post the video she saved.
In the video she posted, Zainab wrote: “OSMOND. OSMOND. OSMOND WHY???? I saved all these videos to celebrate your birthday and your daughter’s birth but you asked me not to post OSMOND WHY DID YOU LEAVE THAT 2WEEKS OLD CHILD?
“Why did you do this to your loved ones? Why did you die?????? MAY!! Your birth Month Your child’s birth month Now Your Death month. Ahhh May God be pleased with your soul This broke me to pieces po.”
Mourning the deceased in the comment section of her post, “Faithia Williams wrote: “OMG so sad.”
Kiitan Bukola wrote: “Osmond with the good heart.”
Another actor Jide Awobona who noted that the actor was sick, took to Instagram to pay tribute to Osmond.
He wrote: “I ALWAYS ASK EACH TIME I BUMP INTO YOU IF YOU’RE BETTER NOW, YOU ALWAYS TOLD ME YOU WERE FINE AND RECUPERATING WELL, I BELIEVED YOU ON THE LAST JOB YOU COORDINATED FOR MURPHY, ASIDE FROM YOUR WEIGHT LOSS THAT YOU WERE GRADUALLY REGAINING, YOU WERE STRONG, SOUND, AND STILL THE OSMOND THAT I KNOW WITH A VERY HIGH SENSE OF HUMOUR.
“YOU NEVER CEASE TO TELL ME HOW MUCH OF A GOOD ACTOR I AM, EGBON MI, YOU ARE A WARRIOR, YOU FOUGHT TILL THE END. I PRAY GOD FORGIVES YOUR SINS, PROTECT ALL YOU LEFT BEHIND, GRANT US AND YOUR FAMILY THE FORTITUDE TO BEAR THIS. I WILL MISS YOU.”
Actress Ronke Oshodi -Oke also joined her colleague in mourning the actor.
She wrote: “It’s very……….. Hard for me to say good night Gbadebo Oṣùmo but God knows the best. Rip my darling friend.”
Laide Bakare posted a video of their meeting saying, “Hmmmmm sad! Sad!! Sad!!!! this was just four days Ago, and Today hearing you are no more, its indeed a Big shocker, Rip Osmond he was full of life till last Breath.”
Gbadebo was famous for movies such as Ewon Ife, Queen Lateefat, Edunjobi and Hired Killer.