Orlando, a native of Ijebu Ijesha succumbed to the cold hands of death and breathed his last few hours ago at the age of 79.
Bimbo Esho of Evergreen Music Company Limited confirmed the death of the highlife singer on Friday.
According to her, wife of Orlando, Lady Latoya was the one who messaged her to inform her of the passing of the veteran highlife singer.
Bimbo Daddy Has Passed On… This was the message I stumbled on waking up at exactly 3am to peruse my watsapp page. Orlando Julius beautiful and supportive wife Lady Latoya.
“Orlando Julius a native of Ijebu Ijesha succumbed to the cold hands of death and breathed his last few hours ago at the age of 79.
We shall miss one of Nigeria’s fathers of Afro/Highlife Music , a gentleman and a fine Saxophonist.
“May daddy Orlando Julius soul journey well . To the entire Ekemode family may God give you the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss,” Bimbo wrote on her official Facebook page.