Entertainment Industry Mourns As Reality TV Star, Rico Swavey Dies

Entertainment Industry Mourns As Reality TV Star, Rico Swavey Dies

The Nigerian entertainment industry has been thrown into mourning as former Big Brother Naija star Patrick Fakoya popularly known as Rico Swavey dies.

The late Swavey, an actor and singer, was involved in a ghastly car accident on Tuesday that left him hospitalised and in critical condition. Friends and celebrities opened a fundraiser for the ex-Big Brother Naija Season 3 star.

Fellow BBNaija ex-housemate Tobi Bakre, on his Twitter page, solicited help for Rico.

Sharing a picture of the hospitalised Rico Swavey on Instagram noted that the accident victim was placed on life support.

He tweeted, “Please help save Rico. He had a bad car accident; we must keep him on life support and continue to pay the rising medical bills while we pray for God’s miracle”.

Hours later, Bakre, his close friend, broke the news of his death on Instagram. Tobi, who shared a picture of himself and Rico on his Twitter page, wrote. “We lost him. But thanks a lot, guys. God knows best”.

Since the sad occurrence, friends and colleagues of the late artiste have been mourning his untimely demise.

Another Big Brother Naija star, Jackye Madu recalled her brief encounter with him, stating that she has cried so much that her tears are running dry.

“God knows best, but this hurts so so much and I wish I could get an answer to my question Why! Met Rico is 2017 on the set of a tv commercial. He was the only half-caste present but he was different, he wasn’t forming foreign and he was so funny…

“A year later he went for BBN and we drifted, while he was in the house, his handler unfollowed me on IG and I was pissed but didn’t say anything. When he came out he followed me back and messaged on WhatsApp “No vex” we laughed about it and I wished him well. Didn’t speak much after then,” she wrote on Instagram.

Details of what caused the accident and where it happened are yet to be known, but a video of Rico’s car shows the extent of damage to the vehicle. The front of the vehicle was bashed in, and the windshield shattered.

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