Perhaps, it is no longer news that Rico Swavey has died. The Big Brother Naija star passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022, after being involved in a motor accident on Tuesday, October 11.
Born Fakoya Patrick in 1992 the late BBNaija season 3 housemate was on Wednesday placed on life support in the hospital after calls were made on social media by his colleagues and management, soliciting prayers for him.
Below are a few things to know about the late Rico Swavey:
Late Rico Swavey was a graduate of Law from Babcock University. He had seven siblings and was 29 years old when he died.
He loved music and became an artist before entering into the Big Brother House, despite studying law. After leaving the show, he delved into movies as well. Two years ago, he released a song titled ‘Afrosantana’ and was also featured on the movie set of the Tinsel and Life 101 drama series.
Rico loved singing and swimming and he said that he was very good at them.
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Rico spent 10 weeks in the house before being evicted. He once revealed that he entered the show to help his cousin who had autism and also to invest in his music career. Observably he was one of the guys who were not so romantically linked to anyone in the house while on the show.
The media had earlier reported that Rico was involved in a motor accident on Tuesday, October 11. BBNaija Season 3-star; Alex Asogwa aka Alex Unusual, shared the news of the crash on her Twitter page.
However, yesterday October 12, his management announced that he was on life support in the hospital and also posted a video of the crashed car. They asked for prayers and support from his fans, via his Twitter handle. Asogwa and co-star, Tobi Bakre had also launched a fundraiser for Rico via social media.
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His death was eventually announced on Thursday morning on social media by Asogwa and Bakre.