Tragedy as First Son of Former Senate President Dies in London

Tragedy as First Son of Former Senate President Dies in London

  • Former two-term Senate President, David Mark has lost his first son, Tunde Mark after a long battle with cancer
  • According to sources, Tunde was pronounced dead in the early hours of Friday morning in London, England
  • Tunde died at 51 and was a distinctive scholar with his numerous stint in some foreign institutions which include Harvard and Imperial College

The former Senate President of Nigeria, Senator David Mark, has lost his first son, Tunde Mark, Daily Sun reported.

His death was confirmed after a close relative to the family revealed that he passed on in the early hours of Friday, October 21.

David Mark, Tunde Mark, London
David Mark's first son Tunde died at the age of 51 after a long battle with cancer. Photo: David Mark
Source: UGC

The source revealed that Tunde died of cancer disease in London, United Kingdom.

Who is Tunde Mark?

Tunde was born in Otukpo, Benue state on On 13th October 1971. He had his early education in Lagos where he attended the Yaba Military School in Lagos state for his secondary education.

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He transited to the Fernden Prep School, Haslemere, Surrey in the United Kingdom to complete his secondary education.

He is a graduate of Biochemistry from the prestigious Kings College in London and he had further education as a graduate in Biological Sciences at Harvard.

Meanwhile, further information about the demise of Tunde is still vague at the time of this report.

Tunde's corpse is expected to touch down in Nigeria in a matter of days for burial rites.

Prominent Nigerian governor's brother dies in Turkey

In another similar development, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state lost his elder brother, Bappah Mohammed.

Mohammed, according to sources, died at an unnamed Turkish Hospital in Turkiye after a prolonged illness.

The deceased would be buried on Monday, October 3, in Turkey in accordance with Islamic rites, sources added.

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Meanwhile, the majority leader of the Anambra state parliament, Nnamdi Okafor has been declared dead.

Okafor, who is representing the Awka-South 1 state constituency in the house of assembly, reportedly died in South Africa on Tuesday night, August 23.

The cause of the Anambra two-term lawmaker's death still remained sketchy as of the time of writing this report.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email:

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