Veteran Nigerian artiste, Olanrewaju Fasasi popularly known as Sound Sultan has died at 44 years old.

His family broke the tragic news in a statement signed by Dr. Kayode Fasasi.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of multitalented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter Olanrewaju Fasasi a.k.a Soundsulatan. He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard fought battle with Angiommunoblastic T-cell lymphoma. He is survived by his wife three children and his siblings,” the statement reads.

Back in May, news surfaced that Sound Sultan was diagnosed with cancer and was in the United States undergoing treatment.

But Sound Sultan had express gratitude to his well-wishers, insisting he would tell the story of his struggles himself.

The “Jagbajantis” singer will be greatly missed.