- The Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, has reportedly lost an icon in the person of Gbenga Richards
- The veteran movie star was reported to have taken his last breath on the morning of May 12, 2022
- According to reports, the star actor had been battling diabetes and other sicknesses, and raising money for his treatment had been a challenge
Popular veteran Nollywood actor, Gbenga Richards, has thrown the film industry into mourning after passing on.
According to reports making the rounds, the movie star died in the morning of Thursday, May 12, 2022.
Richard, who was once a vibrant actor is said to have fallen on hard times and had difficulty raising funds to treat his ailments.
PM News reports that the late actor had been battling diabetes and other sicknesses. Some colleagues and friends had tried to raise funds for him in 2021.
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Richard was a force to reckon with in the 1990s and early 2000s.
On May 15, 2021, the late Gbenga Richards had taken to his official Instagram page to share a photo of himself recovering.
In his caption he wrote:
“Hola familia. This is my recovery pix. Am in the city of refuge. #its a privilege I have a part to play in this world.”
See the post below:
During his lifetime, Gbenga featured in blockbuster movies such as Sango, Mirror in the sun, and Betrayal of Love, to name a few. May his soul rest in peace.
Veteran Nollywood actor Lari Williams dies at 81
Meanwhile, the Nigerian movie industry lost yet another seasoned veteran, Lari Williams to the cold hands of death. The late actor passed away after battling an illness for a long time.
Williams was famous for his roles in hit soap operas such as Village Headmaster, Ripples, and Mirror in The Sun.
The late actor during his lifetime was a poet, playwright and celebrated actor both in live theatre and on screen, earning him a prestigious national honour; Member of the Order of the Federal Republic in 2008.