The news of his death was confirmed by Ikyegh Ahokegh Collins and members of his family who don’t want their names to be in the media.
Austine Tule’s wife is said to have fainted after learning of her husband’s departure via social media.
She was later resuscitated in the hospital.
Tule’s younger sister, who is an athlete based in another country, is currently in a state of coma.
Sharing the sad news of his death on Facebook; his friend Ikyegh Ahokegh Collins Gmb wrote: “Rest on my brother Austine Tule .
“We will miss you@ home same way the pen profession will miss u.
“May the good Lord console the hearts of ur immediate family, friends, associates and the journalism family.
“See u when we meet again.”
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