Breaking: Veteran Filmmaker Eddie Ugbomah is dead, he was 78

Breaking: Veteran Filmmaker Eddie Ugbomah is dead, he was 78

Death is indeed inevitable not matter what man does!

Veteran Filmmaker, Eddie Ugbomah, is dead. The veteran filmmaker died in the afternoon of Saturday, May 11, at the hospital where he was scheduled to undergo a surgery on Monday, May 13.

His death was confirmed by the chairman of the Chief Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee, Adedayo Thomas (DG, NFVCB)

Also confirming the report is Shuaibu Husseini who is a member of the fund raising committee. He broke the news on his Facebook page to announce the passing away for the man who worked to stamp the feet of Nollywood in the sand of time.

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Shaibu Husseini announces the death of Eddie Ugbomah

Shaibu Husseini announces the death of Eddie Ugbomah on Facebook
Source: Facebook

Legit.ng had earlier reported the ill-health state of the elder movie maker, Eddie Ugbomah. He was reportedly down with a serious illness and he even faces eviction from the hospital due to unpaid medical bills.

The veteran filmmaker was said to need urgent and sustained medical attention. It was also gathered that the hospital responsible for his care is no longer interested in treating him over his inability to pay his bills.

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A committee was later put together, Chief Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee, to raise funds for the medical treatment of the filmmaker and it was headed by Alhaji Adedayo Thomas (DG, NFVCB)

Chief Eddie Ugbomah has directed and produced films such as the Rise and Fall of Oyenusi in 1979, The Boy is Good and Apalara, a film about the life and murder of Alfa Apalara in Oko Awo, Lagos. He was also responsible for making 13 celluloid films including the renowned Death of A Black President, The Rise and Fall of Oyenusi and Apalara, to mention a few.

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