AS the year 2013 winds up in less than 48 hours, the cold hands of death drew the curtain at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital, for Dr. Iyetade Soyinka, the daughter of Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. This tragic loss was announced by the spokesman for Professor Soyinka’s family, Mr. Jahman Anikulapo.
The deceased who was reportedly being treated for an undisclosed ailment was born on June 6, 1965. An alumnus of the University of Ibadan (UI).
Anikulapo described the deceased as “affable, intelligent and sometimes capricious,” adding that she “struggled with her health in recent years.” Despite her health woes, the late Iyetade Soyinka “greeted every day with a smile and doted on her two children.”
The statement, which was issued on behalf of the deceased’s family, revealed that Ms. Soyinka “took ill quite suddenly and passed away while being treated at UCH, Ibadan.
“Iyetade leaves behind two children, both parents, numerous siblings, nieces and
No funeral arrangements were announced in the statement