Veteran Yoruba actor, popularly known as Alabi Yellow has finally succumbed to stroke. The news of his death was shared on a Nollywood group platform “Nollywood First” and confirmed by many actors.
Akinpelu, known for his caustic tongue in movies, was believed to have died earlier today in his home in Ikorodu, Lagos.
The Executive Chairman of Best Of Nollywood awards, Seun Oloketuyi, announced that the actor, who was born, Samuel Oludayo Akinpelu, has suffered a partial stroke shortly after the demise of his wife.
However, the actor had got a lifeline of N10m from a popular philanthropist, Reverend Esther Ajayi, popularly known as Iya Adura, back in April, and many had thought was on the path to recovery.
Alabi Yellow appeared in several Yoruba movies and also wrote a book titled, ‘A ba Oko Ku’.
Many of his colleagues have continued to eulogise the late actor as details continue to unfold.