The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has passed on at the age of 83.
The top Yoruba monarch died in the late hours of Friday, according to palace officials.
Adeyemi died at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.
The late Alaafin’s first son, Prince ‘Tunde, and other children had received the monarch’s remains at Idi-Igba, Oyo town early Saturday morning.
Palace sources confirmed that traditional rites had begun without giving details about his burial arrangement yet.
Adeyemi ruled for 52 years before his demise, making him the longest-reigning Alaafin.