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David Oyelowo Mourns As He Loses Father To Colon Cancer

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David Oyelowo, Hollywood actor of Nigerian descent has lost his father to colon cancer. The “Gringo” star took to his instagram on september 25th to announce news of his fathers’ passing.david oyelowo

“It is with a heavy heart that I bring the news of the passing of my BELOVED father. My brothers and I knew him as our protector, guardian, hero, encourager, and our lovely Daddy,” he wrote in a touching Instagram tribute featuring a few family photos.” the actor wrote.


Oyelow shared his father had battled colon cancer for years before caving in to the disease.

You probably knew him as @the_leaf_blower, because of his hilarious antics with that very noisy device! You wouldn’t know it, but my Dad had been in a years-long battle with colon cancer. My heart is at peace because his pain is now over and the real victory has been won because I know he is now with his Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.”

“He fought so hard to stick around for me, my brothers, and his grandchildren. He would often say to me. “God has so much in store for you, and I want to be here to see it,” David Oyelowo added.david oyelowo

He concluded saying, “My last conversation with my Dad, as he fought through the pain, went like this. ME: Daddy I love you and it’s okay to let go. Are you ready to go and be with mummy now? MY DAD: Yes! He passed away peacefully this week and I truly believe he’s now reunited with my mum in heaven, and although I will never truly get over losing him, my heart is full at the thought of him with my mother again. He loved her so much.”

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“Thank you to all who loved him, “followed” him and celebrated this most transcendent of human beings. He loved you all. Giving love was his special gift, his true talent, his greatest example. Rest well, Daddy.”


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