Veteran Yoruba actor, Adeshina Adesanya popularly known as Pastor Ajidara is dead at the age of 63. He died a few days after his colleagues came out publicly to raise funds to help him battle kidney failure that has left him hospitalized. Until his death, late Pastor Ajidara was the President of TAMPAN Ogun state branch.
Mr. Ajidara, 62, died of kidney failure in the early hours of Sunday.Mrs. Adesanya said that her husband’s illness started shortly after an auto crash in 2012.
His wife, Atinuke Adesanya, who confirmed the death t said the actor died at Mercy Hospital, Onikolobo, Abeokuta, where he was receiving dialysis treatment.
Mr. Adesanya’s family had two days ago called for financial support of N12million from the public, following his doctor’s recommendation that he would need a kidney transplant to survive.
Ironically, Mr. Adesanya was owed about N4 million by the Ogun State government as a retiree of Ogun State Judiciary. He retired from the service on July 2, 2015 but was yet to get his retirement benefit till he died.
Mrs. Adesanya said that her husband’s illness started shortly after an auto crash in 2012.
Until his death, Mr. Adesanya was the Governor of Ogun State Chapter of Theatre Art and Movie Producers Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN.
Sympathisers on Sunday morning besieged the Abeokuta home of Mr. Adesanya to commiserate with his family while arrangements were ongoing to deposit his corpse in the morgue, in preparation for final burial.
He hails from Ijebu Ode, attended Ogbogbo Baptist Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode and lived in Abeokuta where he died.