The family of popular rapper, Olanrewaju Fasasi, aka, Sound Sultan has disclosed the cause of his death.
According to the family, Sound Sultan died of Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma.
Checks by this newspaper shows that Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that affect the lymphatic system (lymphomas).
According to National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the lymphatic system functions as part of the immune system and helps to protect the body against infection and disease.
The exact, underlying cause of AITL is unknown. It is believed that a dysfunctional immune system response to an unknown antigen ultimately leads to the development of the disorder.
A key and differentiating aspect of AITL is dysfunction of the immune system, which can lead to a variety of symptoms.
Affected individuals may develop a rash, persistent fever, unintended weight loss, tissue swelling due to the accumulation of fluid (edema) and additional symptoms.
In May, reports had claimed the musician was flown abroad to commence chemotherapy following his throat cancer diagnosis.
More than 20 years after he launched his music career, the 44-year-old musician remained relevant in the industry until his demise.