WOLE SOYINKA’S DAUGHTER DIES AT 48

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The death of Dr. Iyetade Soyinka, daughter of Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka, has been announced by the family. Born on June 6, 1965, the mother of two died at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital, UCH, where she was being treated for an undisclosed ailment.

The death was made public in a statement signed by the Soyinka family and circulated by Jahman Anikulapo, an aide to Soyinka and made available to National Mirror on Sunday night.

The statement said: “Iyetade Soyinka attended the Staff School and Queens School, Ibadan, before she studied Medicine at the University of Ibadan.

“She was affable, intelligent and sometimes capricious lady who struggled with her health in recent years. In spite of this, she greeted every day with a smile and doted on her two children.

She took ill quite suddenly and passed away while being treated at UCH, Ibadan.” Dr. Soyinka, whose family is yet to announce her burial, leaves behind two children, both parents, numerous siblings, nieces and nephews.

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