Former Big Brother Naija star Patrick Fakoya, known as Rico Swavey, has died.
Tobi Bakre, his close friend, broke the news of his death on Instagram Thursday morning
Tobi, who shared a photo of him and Rico on his Twitter page, wrote. “We lost it. But thanks a lot, guys. God knows best.”
The writing on the image read: “This is how I will always remember you, rest in peace, my brother.”
Rick Swavey was involved in a gruesome car accident on Tuesday that left him hospitalized and in critical condition.
Friends and celebrities opened a fundraiser for former Big Brother Season 3 star Naija.
BBNaija’s former housemate, Tobi Bakre, on his Twitter page, requested help for Rico.
Sharing a photo of hospitalized Rico Swavey on Instagram, it was noted that the accident victim was on life support.
He tweeted: “Please help save Rico. He had a serious car accident; we must keep him on life support and continue to pay the mounting medical bills while praying for God’s miracle.”
“We can’t do it alone. Click the link to donate at ricowavey.com”, he added.
We lost it.
But thanks a lot guys. god knows best pic.twitter.com/W4nPi0vGrz
—Tobi Bakre (@tobibakre) October 13, 2022
Fellow reality star Alex Asogwa, also known as Alex Unusual, who shared the news about the accident on his Twitter page on Tuesday, also asked for donations on his Instagram page.
She wrote: “Anything you can do to support them will be greatly appreciated as he is on life support and fighting for his life. Please @ricoswavey_official needs our help #ricoswavey #prayforricoswavey.”
Rico’s management confirmed Swavey’s current condition on their Twitter page: “Hello everyone, Rico Swavey is unwilling to handle his social media at this time as he was involved in a horrific accident and is currently on life support. While his situation is critical and the doctors are upon him, we implore his support and prayers from him,” his management wrote.
Hey everyone, Rico Swavey is unwilling to handle his social media at the moment as he was involved in a gruesome accident and is currently on life support. Although his situation is critical and the doctors are upon him, we implore his support and his prayers.
– Rico Swavey 🇳🇬🇺🇸 (@iamricoswavey) October 12, 2022
Other celebrities and media personalities also joined in calling for support for Rico on various social media platforms. Prayers were also being held on Twitter feeds for the star.
Rico was involved in a gruesome car accident on Tuesday. The bad news was relayed by her former Big Brother Naija season 3 housemate Alex Unusual.
Reality star Rico Swavey is in hospital while still receiving treatment
Alex made it known through his Twitter page. He explained that Rico Swavey was still being revived when he came out of the hospital.
He urged the public to remember Rico in their prayers for his precarious situation.
Details of what caused the accident and where it happened are not yet known. But a video of Rico’s car shows the extent of the damage to the vehicle. The front of the vehicle was hit and the windshield shattered.
Rico Swavey became a reality star and BBnaija’s former housemate by default. Furthermore, he ventured into the Nigerian film industry, known as Nollywood.
Known for his role in the drama series “Life 101”, Rico released a song titled “Afrosantana” two years ago.
He had a good music and film career in his life.