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JUST IN: BBNaija’s Rico Swavey Is Dead

The 2018 Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) housemate, Rico Swavey, has died, few days after he was involved in a car accident.

His fellow ex-BBNaija housemate, Alex Asogwa, broke the news on Twitter on Thursday.

“This was not what we agreed Rico. Rest in peace,” she wrote in the terse post.

Tobi Bakre, the reality TV star, also confirmed Swavey’s death on Twitter.

“We lost him. but thanks a lot guys. God knows best,” he wrote.

Swavey’s death comes a few hours after his management announced he was on life support.

“Hello everyone, Rico Swavey is not disposed to handle his socials right now as he was involved in a ghastly accident and is currently on life support. While his situation is critical and doctors are on him, We implore your support and prayers,” his team wrote on Wednesday.

It also shortly after his colleagues launched a fundraiser to facilitate his treatment.

The fundraiser, which targets N30 million naira, was initiated by Tobi Bakre, Leo DaSilva, and Eloswag.

Born Patrick Fakoya, Swavey participated in the 2018 edition of the reality TV show titled ‘Double Wahala’ — which Miracle Igbokwe won.

His death has continued to elicit reactions on social media, with several colleagues paying tribute to him.

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