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Nigerian gospel music sensation, Eric Arubayi has been confirmed dead. The 2007 West African Idol 3rd runner-up died Saturday evening (February 11, 2017) at the Delta state teaching hospital.

The young gospel artiste believed to be in his early 30s before his untimely demise reportedly fell sick earlier in the week. The cause of his death is however, unknown at the time of making this report and efforts to get an official statement relating to the cause of his death proved abortive.

It would be recalled that the late singer gained popularity in the maiden edition of the West African Idol music talent show. The highly competitive edition was won by Timi Dakolo, another music star, Omawunmi emerged second while came third.

Eric Arubayi is survived by his wife of three years (Chinonso) and a son.