Popular social media commentor on Twitter, Stanley Nwabia, is died at the age of 43
Stanley Nwabia died during the early hours of Sunday, following an unsuccessful blood transfusion in Lagos, Premium Times reports.
Ojugo Onyeluka (@GentleOjay) said he spoke with Mr Nwabia’s wife and she confirmed the passing of her husband.
“His wife was sobbing uncontrollably,” Mr Onyeluka said. “I was also too emotionally broken to ask him why the transfusion had to be done so urgently.”
His last Tweet was three days ago.
Mr Nwabia is popular amongst supporters of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, which he used his Twitter handle (@MrStanleyNwabia) to champion online. Some of his associates have speculated a kidney failure as the cause of death as they confirmed his passing on social media, hailing him for being a courageous political commentator and patriot.
He was survived by his wife and four children.
Nigerians have taken to their social media pages to send out tributes and condolence messages, see a few below.
Stanley Nwabia’s death is so devastating for me. We have worked extensively over multiple projects, we keep in touch constantly. Upright, brilliant, hardworking, honest guy. Spoke to him last week. This one hits home. I am broken. Rest in peace
@MrStanleyNwabia 💔 – @MrOdanz
Our dear @MrStanleyNwabia died this morning after a brief illness. Dear Stanley Nwabia, we would miss your voice against the anti people’s policies of the govt. Another brilliant mind of ours lost to the cold hands of death. Rest In Peace King! – @TosinOlugbenga
A day to remember! An icon is gone, His sense of humor is unquantifiable,
One of my boss on political twitter, I’ll miss you greatly, rest in perfect peace 😢 😢 😢 Mr Stanley Nwabia – @walecoker65
Stanley Nwabia’s death at age 43 saddens my heart to the bone. Our journey through life is short, but 43 is way too short. May God grant his family and friends the fortitude to bear this great loss. Rest In Peace Comrade – @BhadmusAkeem
Stanley Nwabia was a potent voice against the Buhari tyranny. Crude as his methods were, they kept the government in check. He will be missed. -@orladhortun
@MrStanleyNwabia was a great man, an intellectual, a great soul of matchless courage, one of the greatest voices from the East,Great Soldier. We had great memories of you on timeline. You will forever be remembered for your resilience,strong will and advocacy.
RIP Stanley Nwabia. – @UchePOkoye