Popular actors, Pete Edochie and Nkem Owoh have expressed shock and grief over the death of veteran actor, Peter Bunor, who passed away in Asaba, Delta State after suffering from stroke.
One of the children of veteran actor, Peter Bunor; Peter Bunor Junior, had said his father lost the battle to complications arising from stroke which he fought for five years.
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He said in a chat on Saturday that his father’s death was caused by “complications from the series of strokes he suffered over the past five years. He passed away in Asaba, Delta State.”
The late actor, who had featured in many movies, died at age 60.
Peter Bunor Junior broke the news of his father’s demise on Friday on his Facebook page at 5.26pm. He wrote, “In the early hours of today, my father, friend, teacher, confidant passed on.”
The late actor’s son, who is also an actor, described the loss as painful, saying, “Nobody wants to lose a loved one, especially one who has been such a huge figure in one’s life. It is a painful loss to me, but perhaps he deserved to go and rest. The past five years have been difficult.”
He said that he just finished the production of a television series when he heard of his father’s death.
Meanwhile, colleagues of the deceased actor, who hailed from Delta State, have expressed shock about his death.
while Edochie said he was shocked to hear of Bunor’s death, Owoh, who just returned to Nigeria from a film shoot in Ghana said it came to him as a surprise.
In the words of Edochie, “I worked with him a couple of times. He was always a good company to work with. We bear same first name and we got along very well. I will miss him.”
On his part, Owoh said, 'It is really sad news. Please, let us talk later. I will call you back.'
However, in 2013 Bunor had lamented that he had been neglected by his colleagues.