The eldest daughter of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Reverend Tola Oyediran, is dead.
The former Nigerian Tribune chairman reportedly died in her sleep.
Revd Oyediran was married to Professor A. B. O. O. Oyediran, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan.
Revd Oyediran, 79, was expected to mark her 80th birthday December 1.
Her death leaves Dr Olatokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu as the only surviving child of the Awolowo dynasty.