Nigerian-Born Hollywood Star, David Oyelowo Loses Father To Deadly Disease
British-Nigerian actor, David Oyelowo, has announced the death of his father, Stephen Oyelowo.
The actor took to his Instagram handle weekend to announce his demise, saying he died from colon cancer after a protracted battle.
“It is with a heavy heart that I bring the news of the passing of my beloved father. My brothers and I knew him as our protector, guardian, hero, encourager and our lovely daddy,” he wrote.
“You probably knew him as @the_leaf_blower, because of his hilarious antics with that very noisy device! You wouldn’t know it, but my Dad had been in a years long battle with colon cancer.
“My heart is at peace because his pain is now over and the real victory has been won because I know he is now with his Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ.
“He fought so hard to stick around for me, my brothers and his grandchildren. He would often say to me: ‘God has so much in store for you, and I want to be here to see it.
“My last conversation with my dad, as he fought through the pain, went like this. Me:
‘Daddy I love you and it’s okay to let go. Are you ready to go and be with mummy now? My dad: Yes!
“He passed away peacefully this week and I truly believe he’s now reunited with my mum in heaven, and although I will never truly get over losing him, my heart is full at the thought of him with my mother again. He loved her so much.”
The ‘Selma’ star thanked all those who assisted his father while he was alive.