Popular Nigerian-American broadcaster, Dan Foster, has reportedly died.
Broadcaster and media consultant, Frank Edoho, confirmed the death via his Twitter microblogging platform.
PUNCH reports that Foster, aka Big Dawg, died on Wednesday at a medical facility in Lagos, where he was receiving treatment for COVID-19.
His wife, Lovina, confirmed that he was tested for the COVID-19 and the result came back positive on Tuesday and he died on Wednesday afternoon.
Foster attended the Morgan State University, United States of America, where he studied Broadcasting and Drama.
He returned to Nigeria in 2000 and worked at different radio stations, including Cool FM, Inspiration FM and City FM, from where he joined Classic FM.
He was also on TV and worked as a judge on the Idols West Africa and Nigeria Got Talent.
City FM confirmed his death in a tweet on Wednesday.
“Dan Foster, you will be greatly missed. Your time at City was wonderful and we loved working with you. Our hearts go out to his family at this time, we pray that God comforts them. Rest In Peace, Legend! The broadcast media will never be the same without you. Broken heart,” the station tweeted.
There have also been an outpouring of emotions on social media, as friends and colleagues of the deceased pay tributes to him.
Among them was a former host of the popular TV show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Frank Edoho, who said a friend confirmed the news to him.
“I just got off the phone, my friend Oscar confirmed that Dan Foster has passed on. This is a very very dark year. How can I overcome this unending melancholy? Rest in Peace, dear Friend,” Edoho tweeted.