Nollywood actor Ukwak Asuquo known for his role as Boniface has died
- Popular Nigerian actor Ukwak Asuquo has passed away
- The actor's death was announced on the Instagram page of the Actors' Guild of Nigeria
- Asuquo was popular for his role as Boniface in the old television drama The Village Headmaster
The Nollywood industry has suffered another tragic loss as veteran actor Ukwak Asuquo dies. The actor was famous for his role as Boniface in the television drama, The Village Headmaster.
Legit.ng came across the news of his death after it was shared by the Actors' Guild of Nigeria. The public relations officer of the guild, Monalisa Chinda Coker, shared the news on the guild's Instagram page.
In the post, it was revealed that the national president of the AGN, Ejeczie Emeka Rollas, would assist the deceased's family with the burial arrangement to give the late actor a befitting burial.
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It was said that Rollas set up a burial committee headed by Tony Nwaolisa for this purpose. The statement was concluded with a wish for the soul of the departed to rest in peace.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that popular actor and scriptwriter, Gbenga Ajumoko recently passed away. The actor reportedly died months after battling with two chronic ailments. The actor, who was from Ijebu, Ogun state, was said to have been hospitalised for over six months after he was diagnosed.
He was being treated at a hospital in Sagamu, Remo in Ogun state. According to reports, Ajumoko was diagnosed with kidney failure and diabetes disease. It was also reported that the actor was earlier diagnosed with hypertension, which led to the failure of his kidneys.
It was said that Ajumoko was being treated in secret when he was diagnosed but when the illness got worse it was revealed to the public. The actor's failing health had caused a lot of buzz in the Yoruba movie industry after Iyabo Ojo urged her colleagues to help Ajumoko.
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The deceased actor had begged Nigerians and the government to come to his aide. At the time, the injections he had to take per day cost N20,000 and Ojo alleged that she contributed for him to be taken care of.
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