UGHELLI – Tony Grey, a veteran musician, has passed on at the age of 70, after battling with prostate cancer and diabetes for several months.
Houston Grey, son of the musician, said his father died at about 4:00a.m yesterday.
Grey, popularly known as Ozimba of Africa, hails from Aboh town in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta state.
He died at his residence at Cruz Land, Marine Quarters, Warri in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta state.
Metro reported few months ago that Grey was recommended by medical doctors to be flown abroad for proper medical attention when he was diagnosed of prostate cancer and diabetes.
He was bedridden at his residence even as his son said the father was admitted for over three months at a private hospital in Warri.
According to the son, series of tests and surgeries were carried out on him until it was confirmed that he was suffering from prostate cancer.
His words: “Living a happy life of contentment was our family’s greatest plan until our father Tony Grey fell sick; everything changed.
“Our lives and that of our dad have been under the mercy of God and the little savings we had and help from our uncle, Emma Grey have all been exhausted in paying dad’s hospital bills, clothing us and making sure we feed properly. But today, we’re helpless as we have run out of resources to continue dad’s treatment.”
When asked if they have gotten assistance from PMAN, he said: “I am even surprised that PMAN has not come to our aid despite the fact that my dad was the founder of the Delta state chapter.”
Tony Grey, whose music tracks ‘She is my love’, ‘My message’ and ‘Come back love’, were everyone’s delight in the 70s and 80s, was born over 70 years ago and needed about N10 million for the treatment of prostate cancer abroad.