Patrik Fakoya, popularly known as Rico Swavey, who appeared on Big Brother Naija (BBN) passed away suddenly this week. Read on to know how did Patrick Fakoya a.k.a Rico Swavey die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death.
The tragic news of his untimely and sudden death was confirmed by his former housemates. Fans and friends are mourning the loss of the reality television star.
Who was Patrick Fakoya (Rico Swavey)?
Rico Swavey, born Patrick Fakoya, was a Nigerian reality television actor. The multi-talented man was an entertainer having several talents to showcase. He was a 29-year-old man who hailed from Jos, Plateau State.
Patrick brought out his stage name “Rico” from “Patrick” and it helped him become famous. He has been in the Nigerian entertainment industry for a long time. The majority of his fame came after he participated in Big Brother.
Patrick Fakoya a.k.a Rico Swavey appeared in the reality show Big Brother Nigeria titled “Double Wahala Edition” in 2018. It was won by Miracle Ikechukwu Igbokwe. Rico Swavey was among the most memorable contestants of the show.
Fakoya was a graduate of Babcock University in Nigeria where he studied Law. After graduation, he went on to pursue acting and started appearing in short films and music videos.
Rico Swavey Dead: What was the cause of Patrik Fakoya’s death?
Reality TV star Patrick Fakoya a.k.a Rico Swavey died on Thursday, October 13, 2022, in a tragic car accident as per the available reports. Fakoya sustained critical injuries following a road accident in the Lekki/Ajah area of Lagos on Wednesday morning.
He was rushed to the nearby hospital and put on life support but eventually succumbed to the injuries sustained in the road motor vehicle crash. More details about the crash that killed Patric Fakoya are awaited at this time.
How did Patrick Fakoya die?
Nigerian reality television star Patrick Fakoya died in a tragic vehicle crash on Wednesday at the age of just 29 years. The news of his death was confirmed by Rico Swavey’s ex-housemates from Big Brother Naija- Alex Unusual and Tobi Bakare.
“This is not what we agreed Rico. Rest in peace,” Alex wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, “This is how I will remember you brother,” wrote Tobi sharing a picture of himself and Rico from the show.
The Nigerian entertainers have also created a fundraiser for their late housemate to cover the costs of his treatment and the arrangements. Tobi wrote the following about the fundraiser:
“We have to keep him on life support and continue to pay the rising medical bills while we pray for God’s miracle.
“(We) can’t do it alone. Please click on the link to donate at ricoswavey.com.”
More prayers for Rico Swavey.— ELOSWAG (@Eloswager) October 12, 2022
The news about him has been worrisome and extremely devastating but we’ll keep praying for a rapid turn around. 🙏
Please donate via this link; https://t.co/F33wQ2TptW
Also via his mum’s account number;
Halima Lina Hassan pic.twitter.com/ZgjCcTxKL7
Patrick Fakoya Obituary: Funeral and Tributes for Rico Swavey
Patrick Fakoya’s arrangements are pending at this moment. His family hasn’t announced the schedule for his last rites yet. We’ll keep you posted when more information is released.
Patrick will forever be remembered by his stage name, Rico Swavey, by fans. Tributes have emerged online following Rico’s tragic death.
Our deepest condolences go out to this family in these harsh times. May God let Fakoya’s soul rest in peace.