He died at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado Ekiti on September 17, 2020.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina released the statement titled “PRESIDENT BUHARI MOURNS POPULAR DRAMATIST, JIMOH ALIU“.
In the statement, Buhari commended the dramatist for his acting skills and said he will be missed by all lovers of good drama.
The statement reads,
“President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the theatre and entertainment industry, the Aliu family, and Ekiti State government on the loss of popular dramatist, Chief Jimoh Aliu, aged 80.
“The President salutes the dedication of the deceased to his art, which saw him forming the Jimoh Aliu Concert Party In 1966, remaining committed to drama and entertainment for over 50 years.
“President Buhari says the man popularly called Aworo, will be missed by all lovers of good drama, and commends his skills as a well-rounded artist, having been a sculptor, film writer, playwright, actor, and director, rolled into one.