The singer’s wife shared the sad news with fans in a post on her official Instagram page. Lola posted a photo of her late dad and accompanied it with a touching tribute.
She added that his death has hit the family members hard even though they know he has gone to a better place.
Lola stressed the importance of continuing to cherish the memories they shared when he was alive while noting that the deceased was a wonderful, kind and generous person.
“However, what we can do, is be comforted in the memories he has blessed us with, keeping our hearts set on the wonderful person that Papa was; the wonderful, kind and generous person he will always be to us and to the many lives he touched with his time here on earth.”
She went on to appreciate everyone who has reached out to her family since the news broke.
Below is what she posted:
My darling Papa’s passing has hit us all very hard, and while we know that he is in a better place, the truth is that, there is no easy way to handle the grief that comes with the loss of a loved one.
However, what we can do, is be comforted in the memories he has blessed us with, keeping our hearts set on the wonderful person that Papa was; the wonderful, kind and generous person he will always be to us and to the many lives he touched with his time here on earth.
My family and I would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love that you have shown us in this difficult time.
Your support and kindness has warmed my heart to the core, and I cannot express with words how much it means to my family and myself. Thank you.
We love you Papa.It hurts badly. And while we will miss you desperately, we know we have been truly blessed to have had a husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather like you. Till we meet again to part no more. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
Similarly, her husband, Mr P, shared a photo on his page indicating his heartbroken state of mind. sharing some pictures of his father-in-law, peter wrote
My dear great Father-in-law. Chief Oladipo Adewale Omotayo aka “Papa”
We will surely miss you!
Your beloved Daughter Lola Okoye and your grand children Cameron & Aliona Okoye misses you desperately.
we know we have been truly blessed to have had a husband, father and grandfather and most especially a Father-in-law like you. Till we meet again Papa.
Condolence messages have poured in for the family from fans. Read some of them below:
delemomoduovation said: “It is well with your family. Papa has gone home to rest after witnessing your monumental successes… May his soul rest in peace…”
dizzydiddy said: “Watching over, you my condolences brother.”
royalty_bag_vendor said: “Take hrt dear, may his soul rest perfectly.”
aisha_ahsiaa said: “May his gentle soul rest in peace, amen.”
emmanyra said: “So sorry for your loss dear.”