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Nigerians have continued to mourn the passage of an elder statesman of the theatre, Femi Robinson.

The lead actor in the rested Village headmaster series on NTA who had been receiving treatment for an unknown ailment since March 2015 finally succumbed to a mystery illness yesterday at age 75.

His two sons Wole and Seun Robinson announced his death.

Although the cause of his death was not mentioned, colleagues said he battled diabetes throughout last year.

Femi Robinson has now joined the cast and crew members of Village Headmaster like Justus Esiri, Oba Funsho Adeolu and Chief Segun Olusola who have died.

The deceased is survived by his wife, Modupe and 4 children.

The thespian, who was one of the faces of the 70s and 80s television drama, The Village Headmaster and other racy drama pieces, brought colour, depth and method acting to the theatre world in the country.

Popularly called ‘Ife Araba’ in the Village Headmaster, he alongside other methodical actors such as Eleyinmi, Councillor Balogun, Amebo and other fascinating characters in the television series kept millions of Nigerian viewers glued to television for the insight they brought to court.

News of his death shocked fellow actors such as Larry Williams, a contemporary of  Araba. He said he lacked words to describe how he felt about the development