Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu is dead, condolence messages pour in
- Popular Nigerian actor Ernest Asuzu has passed away
- According to online reports, the movie star died around 9pm on Tuesday evening
- Condolence messages have poured in from fans on social media
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The Nigerian movie industry has lost another veteran actor, Ernest Asuzu, to the cold hands of death.
Vanguard reports that the Nollywood movie star passed away on Tuesday, January 26.
Similarly, the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, confirmed the news of the actor’s passing in a post shared on his Instagram page.
In his words:
"Yes, Ernest Asuzu is dead. I am trying to reach his wife to get the full details. I will get back to you."
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Read condolence messages from fans below:
"Omg May his soul Rest In Peace."
"Na wa o. May his soul rest in peace."
"May his soul Rest In Peace."
"This is so painful Rip to him."
Recall that months ago, the Asuzu became a trending topic on social media after a Nigerian man identified as Bolingo2014 on Instagram shared a video of himself and the actor.
Bolingo claimed that he saw the actor begging for money on the roadside at Oke-Afa in Isolo area of the state. He alleged that the actor became this way after he suffered from a stroke.
The deceased actor began his acting career in the '90s and rose to prominence after he starred in the 1997 Nollywood classic, 'Rituals'.
Asuzu was a top gun in the movie industry until he came down with a stroke in 2015 and it affected his speech. He was also bedridden for three years.
In another Nollywood-related story, Legit.ng previously reported the death of a young Nigerian actor and model, David Mela.
According to reports, the actor passed away after battling an undisclosed sickness. Fans and friends of the deceased flooded his page on Facebook with condolence messages.
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