- Veteran Nollywood actor Ogun Majek has passed away in Ibadan
- The actor was said to have died in his Ibadan residence after months of battling a critical illness
- A colleague and comic actor Mr Latin confirmed his passing
It is indeed a sad time for the Nigerian movie industry following the sad passing of actor Gbolagade Akinpelu popularly known as Ogun Majek.
The veteran movie star who is known for his role in Yoruba movies was announced to have died on Thursday, June 25, at his Imalenfalafia residence in Ibadan, Oyo state, Vanguard reports.
Ogun Majek’s death was also confirmed by comic actor and president of Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Bolaji Amusan, who is mostly known as Mr Latin.
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Mourning the death of the late actor on Facebook, Tunde Yussuf, a managing director at Ibadan Acting Studio (IAS) said: "From him we come and on to him we shall return, Alh Gbolagade Akinpelu Ogunmajek has return to his creator, may God almighty rest his soul among the righteous. Amen"
See his post below:
Read more condolence messages from fans of the deceased actor below:
Erelu Abolanle Ruquryah Abdulsalam: "Asan laye and all dats in it Allah accept ur return Baami Ogun majek."
Olarenwaju Phatarye Okegbenro: "May his soul continue rest in perfect peace. Aljanat firidaous for him."
Feranmi Bolaji Odunsi: "Rest in perfect peace Alhaji gbolagade akinpelu."
Olori Olufunmilayo Adenekan Adedeji: "Haha! Alhaji ti lo omase o. We had eko and fried fish together at my first Production in Ibadan few years back. O ga o. May his soul rest in peace.
Tunrayo Ajibola: "At last! May his soul rest in perfect peace."
Recall that some months ago, Legit.ng reported that the actor came out to seek financial aid from well-meaning Nigerians to seek medical care for a critical illness.
A post shared on Esho Promotions UK Facebook's page revealed the actor's illness and how he could not raise funds alone to overcome the health challenge.
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