Nigerians have poured out their emotions, sympathies , and raw grief over the death of popular radio host , Dan Foster .
It was learnt that Foster , who was receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness , died on Wednesday at a
medical facility in Lagos State .
Many Nigerians on social media have since rolled out tributes in his honour , describing his death as painful and unbelievable .
Gboyega Akosile , Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor , Babajide Sanwo -Olu , tweeted , “ Dan Foster was a good colleague in my days at Cool 96 . 9 fm, Lagos . He couldn ’t pronounce my name well at the time so he changed it to G -Boyega ! Reading about his sudden death now is shattering. Radio lovers all over the state will miss your voice. RIP.”
Former Senator , who represented Bayelsa East Senatorial District in the Senate between 2015 and 2019 , Ben Murray -Bruce , expressed sadness over the demise of the radio sensation .
He wrote , “The death of Dan Foster saddens me . He was an excellent friend of mine and a veteran radio host bar none. May his soul rest in peace .”
Also , Bashir Ahmad , Personal Assistant on New Media to the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) tweeted , “A lot of people are saying one, two or more good things about Dan Foster . That shows how a good person he was . May God accept his soul, comfort his family and friends .”
@kolatubosun celebrated the American who loved Nigeria , saying , “Yet to read a decent obituary of Dan Foster . A Black American who chose to settle in Lagos , he was a huge influence on Nigerian radio from the early 2000s. Will like to read his story . Who was he ? What motivated him ? He obviously touched a number of lives . May he rest . ”
@officialBovi expressed how the late Foster inspired him and made him love radio saying , “When I moved to Lagos in November 2003, Dan Foster was one of the reasons I didn ’t run back home to Delta State . I tuned into Cool FM one morning and Dan made me love radio . Rip big dawg ! I ’m sad you left. But I ’m happy your mark remains forever . ”
@ abisinuolaa recalled Foster as an ebullient student , saying , “Marriage counselling class in 2006 , this guy would come in late to class greet everyone before taking the back seat , he would laugh out when asked a question and proceed to give graphic details, the teacher will have to cut him short while we all burst out laughing. That was Dan Foster .”