Fomer Nigeria’s Olympic Medalist, Jerry Okorodudu dead

Fomer Nigeria’s Olympic Medalist, Jerry Okorodudu dead

Former Nigerian boxer Jeremiah Okorodudu has died at the age of 64.

He died on Wednesday at a Lagos hospital where he had been receiving treatment for partial stroke and foot cancer.

Mr Okorodudu gained prominence in the 80s after he competed in the men’s middleweight boxing at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games.

Just last week, his family had pleaded with Nigerians to come to his aid financially so the former Olympian could continue receiving medical attention and also clear accumulated medical bills, unfortunately he did not make it long enough to get all the necessary help he needed.

It was learnt that the surgery to amputate his leg would have been carried out by noon of Thursday if the funds were available.

A Medical Doctor who pleaded to be anonymous said Jerry would have survived if the initial schedule to amputate his leg were carried out last Saturday.

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