Veteran Nollywood Actor, Ernest Asuzu Is Dead

Popular Nollywood actor, Ernest Asuzu is dead.

Ernest Asuzu

His wife, Jennifer Asuzu confirmed the news of his death to the media.

His wife said the actor slumped on Tuesday January 26 2021 and never woke up.

The actor came down with a stroke in 2015 which affected his speech. He was also bedridden for three years. This affected his acting career and he was off the screen for many years.

A top Nigerian journalist Shaibu Husseini, also took to his Facebook account to confirm the passing of Asuzu.

In January, 2020 a video of the actor pleading for alms went viral on social media.

In February, 2020, the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) announced it was making plans to help Ernest get back on his feet.

Asuzu began his acting career in the ’90s and rose to prominence after he starred in the 1997 Nollywood classic, ‘Rituals’

Apart from acting, he was also a musician with the name El Cream.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

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