Comedian Paddy Bitama Dead

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Comedian Paddy Ssali, better known as Bitama, has died at the Mulago Hospital Cancer Institute where he had been admitted.

Comedian Paddy Ssali, better known as Bitama, has died at the Mulago Hospital Cancer Institute where he had been admitted.
 
Dr. Henry Ddungu, one of the doctors that were treating Bitama has confirmed his death.
 
He said that Paddy had cancer but he declined to give details of the type of cancer he was suffering from.
 
Dr. Ddumba said that by the time Bitama was brought to Hospital he needed fluids and he did not have enough blood since he had anemia.
 
He explained that after providing cancer treatment to Bitama, he responded well to it and that they were able to control it but however today his situation suddenly deteriorated and he died. 
 
He added that earlier they had made a transfusion and provided antibiotics and that he was conscious.
 
He noted that by the time Bitama passed on he was talking to him when he suffered a cardiac arrest. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful and he died.

Bitama attempted to contest for presidency in the 2006 elections under a party he had founded Focus Party. He again tried to run for the office during the 2011 presidential campaigns. 

Before that, Bitama had come to national attention as one of the founding members of comedy outfit Amarula Family.

 

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