Nigerian actor and model Afeez Oladimeji Agoro, famously known as Nigeria’s tallest man, has tragically passed away after battling a prolonged illness.
The actor was urgently admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, but despite medical efforts, he succumbed to complications related to his condition.
His passing comes as a devastating blow to his family, friends, and fans who have closely followed his journey.
Just a month ago, on May 14, 2023, Agoro made a plea for financial assistance, seeking ₦5 million naira to undergo treatment for his chronic hip arthritis.
The funds were intended to cover the expenses of a much-needed ball and socket joint replacement surgery, as well as subsequent therapy.
Agoro, who first discovered his condition, Acromegaly, commonly referred to as gigantism, at the age of 19, hoped that the generosity of others would enable him to receive the medical care he desperately required.
Tragically, despite the support and the community’s efforts, his battle with illness continued to intensify.
The tall icon breathed his last at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), on the evening of June 14, 2023, after developing unforeseen complications.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Afeez Oladimeji Agoro’s family, and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.
May his soul find eternal peace.