The 51-year-old music producer passed away on Friday, November 25, after spending a few days in the hospital receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.

He was reportedly recovering, but sadly, this morning, his condition worsened, resulting to his death.

This occurs months after the gospel singer openly apologized to his wife Ozioma for having an extramarital affair.

The singer of “Wellu Wellu”  Sammie Okposo admitted to having an intimate relationship with another woman while he visited the US in 2021 in a statement posted on his official Instagram page on Monday, January 24.

He claimed he is ashamed of his behavior and regrets it because it has hurt his wife and family deeply. He continued by saying that he will temporarily halt all ministry activities till he has fully recovered.

He wrote:

Dear Friends,
I need to bring a very unfortunate incident to your attention as I am not proud of it but know that this is the right thing to do. On my recent trip to the USA (Late 2021), I got intimately involved with a lady, knowing that this was not appropriate as a married man and a minister of the gospel. I am ashamed and regret my actions as it has caused a lot of pain to my dear wife, Ozioma, my family and I.

As I work in making peace with God, repenting and asking for His forgiveness, I am suspending myself from all ministry work until full restoration as this is what is proper and what I know I owe God and His people.

To my wife, Ozioma. I am sincerely sorry I put you through this shameful and embarrassing situation. I broke your trust and disappointed you. Your forgiveness of my moral failure and poor judgement is important to me. I pray I will eventually be able to build back the trust and confidence every single day for the rest of my life.

To all that have been a part of my ministry, followed my ministry or know me personally, I am truly sorry for disappointing you. I regret any pain or disappointment that this news of my moral failure and poor judgement may cause you and I am truly sorry for disappointing you. I humbly ask that you continue to pray for me…. Sammie Okposo.”