The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, is dead. He died Tuesday night at the age of 85 .
The circumstance surrounding his death remain sketchy at the time of this report, although unconfirmed sources said he died in the United Kingdom.
Oba Sijuade became the 50th traditional ruler or Ooni of Ife on 6 December, 1980, taking the regnal name Olubuse II.
His corronation was attended by the Emir of Kano, Oba of Benin, Amayanabo of Opobo and Olu of Warri, as well as by representatives of the Queen of England.