Another veteran actor Kasimu Yero passes on
A day after the death of popular juju musician General Prince Adekunle was announced, several reports came in stating that veteran actor Kasimu Yero has died at 70.
According to Yakubu Aliyu a close relative, he died at his home in Marafan estate, Kaduna on Sunday, September 3, 2017 and has since been buried according to Islamic rights.
Fondly remembered for his brilliant role as Uncle Gaga in the 1980s situational comedy Co*k Crow At Dawn, Alhaji Yero also starred as a lead character in Abubakar Imam’s Magana Jari Ce.
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Governor of Kaduna state Nasir El-Rufai while paying a courtesy visit to the family of the deceased said: “Alhaji Kasimu Yero was a shining star whose talent brought him national acclaim for his contribution to culture. He was at the forefront of drama in northern Nigeria, using the then new medium of television to project culture and tradition.
He was a talented artist, who also mentored several artists who are now household names in their own right. He devoted his talents to nation building, preaching unity across religion, ethnic and regional lines.
We are proud of his contributions to culture and national unity. On behalf of the Government and people of Kaduna State, I hereby extend our condolences to his immediate family, Zazzau Emirate and the entire creative industry in which he so distinguished himself.
May Almighty God grant his soul eternal rest and his family the fortitude to bear the loss.”
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