Hillary Vincent, the manager of the late Gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, has provided new details on how the famous artiste died at 51.
According to Mr Vincent, Okposo, who died in his Lekki residence in Lagos on the morning of Friday, November 25, 2022, died in his sleep.
Initial information from family sources said that the Gospel singer slumped and died in his home that morning. But while speaking to Punch his manager said, “It is not true that Sammie slumped and died. That report is false.”
“At the right time, the family will set the records straight. But I can tell you authoritatively that he did not slump. Rather, he just did not wake up from his sleep,” Vincent continued.
“Regarding funeral arrangements, the family will make the details known. But right now, they are still in grief and mourning the departed singer.”
Okposo, who was one of Nigeria’s most decorated gospel musicians, recently hit the headlines over an infidelity scandal.
The singer later tendered an apology but later deleted the message on Instagram.
Following the scandal, he took time off from ministration to retrace his step with God.
In an official statement shortly after the news of Sammie’s death, the Okposo family did not reveal the cause of his death or the way he died.
Signed by Hector Okposo, the statement said they were “consoled because we know he [Sammie] is with Jesus singing with the angels. We kindly request that the family is allowed to grieve peacefully at this time.”
His passing has generated conversation on how Sammie Okposo was treated by “the church” following this scandal.
Apostle Johnson Suleman, the founder of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, and Dr Abel Damina, founder of Abel Damina Ministries, aka Power City International Church, have made public statements on the controversy, declaring that the “love has left the church” and “the church is the only place where we wound the wounded” respectively.