Nigerian comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka who announced his death on his page wrote:
“If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, we would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again.
“Rest In Peace Uncle Yomi OBILEYE. Thanks for the memories. I can’t help but want to watch “HOSTAGES” again. Sleep well Egbon and May God give your family and fans the fortitude to bear the loss.”
He is popular for his role in the 1997 movie ‘Hostages.’