Nollywood mourns as veteran actor, Ernest Asuzu, dies

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The Nigerian movie industry was thrown into mourning mood on Monday, as it lost yet another veteran actor , Ernest Asuzu to the cold hands of death.

According to reports, the veteran actor who some months ago went viral for begging on the streets, slumped and died around 9pm on Monday January 25.

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Ernest Asuzu dies

His wife was said to have called fellow actor Desmond Elliot to announce the death to him.

Azuzu who suffered stroke sometime ago was practically begging shoppers money to eat at some point in his life.

When the news surfaced online, some colleagues in the industry including the Governor of Anambra State, Dr Ebelechukwu Obiano rallied round to support him.

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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.

May his soul rest in peace!

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