Despite the fact that the year 2021 is slowly drawing to a close, the entertainment industry, especially the movie industry has lost so many of its great superstars over the past 10 months.
This article pays tribute to ten late Nigerian actors who died during the last ten months as a result of one illness or the other, while the cause of some of their deaths wasn’ t revealed.
Folake Aremu, a veteran Nigerian actress, has passed away. Orisabunmi, as he was popularly known, was one of the notable Nigerian celebrities that tragically passed away earlier in the year. The actress, who was 60 at the time of her death, passed away on January 5, 2021. A member of her family verified that she had died unexpectedly.
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In addition, the renowned actor passed away in January of this year. He was said to have passed away on January 9, 2021, after suffering from severe body pain.
On January 11, 2021, the fast- rising Nigerian actor, David Mela, passed away. The cause of his death was not revealed, however, it was reported that he died as a result of an undisclosed illness.
On January 22, 2021, the renowned actor, who was best known for portraying the part of a native doctor in most Igbo films, passed away. His son shared the heartbreaking news on Facebook. He died at the age of 83.
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Actor Ernest passed away on January 26, 2021, after collapsing and not waking up again for several hours. In a statement to the press, his wife confirmed the sad news.
On February 15, 2021, he was discovered dead in his residence by a neighbor. The cause of his death, which occurred when he was 72 years old, was unknown.
The actor who had been battling Leukemia and Prostate cancer was reported to have passed away on February 3, 2021.
Lanre, popularly known as Sound Sultan, was a Nigerian singer and actor who died on Sunday, July 11, 2021, after a long battle with throat cancer. The singer’ s brother Dare Fasasi verified the tragic news on his Instagram page that the actor has passed away at the young age of 44.
The veteran actress passed away on July 30, 2021, as a result of a cardiac condition. She apparently died at the age of 64, according to reports.
Baba Suwe, as he was popularly known, passed away on November 22, 2021. Bolaji Amusan, the President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, acknowledged that he had died, according to a statement. The late comic actor passed away at the age of 63 due to an unidentified medical condition.