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Nigerian Actor Justus Esiri Is Dead: Dr Sid’s Father Died On Monday Night At Age 71

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Nigerian Actor Justus Esiri Is Dead: Dr Sid’s Father Died On Monday Night At Age 71

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Feb 20, 2013 – Nigerian Actor Justus Esiri Is Dead: Dr Sid’s Father Died On Monday Night At Age 71

Just less than a week after the sudden death of two top Nollywood actor namely Lugard Onoyemu and Collins Ifeanyi Chukwu who died in Surulere Lagos and Abuja respectively, Nollywood movie industry has been hit with another sudden death and it’s veteran actor Justus Esiri.

Nigerian actor Justus Esiri is dead. He passed way on Monday night after a short-time battle with an undisclosed ailment in his hometown.

Few months ago, Nigerian singer and Mavin record member, Dr Sid introduced Justus Esiri as his father.

Dr Sid’s real name is Onoriode Esiri, he is the youngest child of the deceased.

As at the time of this report, no detail has been released regarding Justus Esiri’s death but it is a shock to everybody as the family only released this few hours ago.

Our source said the now late actor Justus Esiri has been secretly battling an age related illness for a while but his family chose to make it a secret until his sudden demise last night at the age of 71.

Last year over four top Nollywood stars including Pete Eneh and Enebeli Elebuwa died suddenly.

Pete Eneh died of untreated leg infection on November 15, 2012 at a private hospital in Enugu while Enebeli Elebuwa died of stroke on the 4th of December 2012 at a private hospital in New Delhi, India.

Just this last week two Nollywood actor died tragically.

A source who claimed the angel of death has visited Nollywood might be proven true with the sudden demise of top Nigerian movie stars one after the other within the past 12 months.

Stay in touch with for update on Justus Esiri’s death.

Before his death, he was a member of the Order of Niger (MON). He came into limelight in the early 80’s through the popular Village Headmaster TV series.

He has also featured in many interesting Nollywood movies.

A Little about Late Justus Esiri: He was born in November 1942 in Oria, Abraka, Delta State.

His studied at Catholic Secondary school in Warri in year 1948 before proceeding to Maximillan University in Munich, German in 1964. He also attended Prof. Weners Institute of Engineering, West Berlin, 1967 and the Ahrens School of Performing Arts in 1968.

Justus Esiri, detoured into motion picture production in 1968 as a staff of the Schiller Theater, Berlin, Germany, where he stayed till 1976. During the 1977 FESTAC held in Lagos, he choreographed the Modern Dress exhibition. From then onwards, the sky was indeed not the limit for Esiri. He was Production Manager for Dinner With The Devil. He worked as News translator and Newscaster with the Voice of Nigeria (German Service).

We will bring you more updates as they become available.

May his soul rest in perfect peace and may the Lord grant his family the fortitude to bear his loss.

Justus Esiri is dead …. So sad….. Sleep on  Mr Justus!.

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    February 20, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    May u rest in peace…wil miss big

  2. Celestial church of christ Ajamimogha Warri

    February 20, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    We members of celestial church of christ Ajamimogha Warri join other Nigerian to sympaties with the families of later Dr J Esiri for God blesing and guardans

  3. opel

    February 20, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    wat a big lost in nigeria nolly wood we missed u nd we knw u av gone 2 be wid d lord R.I.p justus esiri we luv u

  4. aje lexy

    February 21, 2013 at 4:01 AM

    We love u but God loves u more, may ur gentle soul rest in perfect peace………………….

  5. MUMMY M2

    February 21, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    rest in peace…. great icon

  6. ced

    February 21, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    I cant believe this is happening. I so admire Sir Justus Esiri and had dreamt about acting with him in a movie.RIP Mr Esiri

  7. Ibuchi

    February 21, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    May His soul rest in peace

  8. silva vista

    February 21, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    u hav done much more than wot u re been spoken of, u abided by word of a gud leader which states dat ‘let my impact b greater than my lifespan’. Vista here is proud of u sir justus. Rip my able actor.

  9. nelly

    February 21, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Such a loss one of my fav i was just watching his movie the other day a legend has gone. May his soul rest in eternal peace…

  10. Garlo, Jr

    February 21, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    We can’t question God, made d soul of d Oldman rest in peace.

  11. Nnoruka Udechukwu

    February 21, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    I will dear miss him. He was my best male artist in the Nigerian movie scene. One of the reasons I loved him so much was his very striking resemblance to my late uncle Frank Ezepue with who he now united in heaven.
    May God grant him eternal rest in paradise.

  12. Sammy

    February 21, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    R I P Mr Esiri. Nollywood weitin dey hapen naa! Y all dis sudden death.

  13. yve

    February 22, 2013 at 3:20 PM


  14. sunny man

    February 22, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Who are we to qus God the creator, Papa RIP.

  15. jully

    February 22, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    pals l really thnk dat smtn is wrng wt Nollywood. What do u guys thnk

  16. hwosare isaiah osivwemu

    February 22, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    i always love de command of good english in d life of pa justus esiri whenever hes on board.i will miss him dearly. iam using ds medium to console d daughter mrs Edewor may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace

  17. felixcoccus

    February 23, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    ESIRI is My family favorite actor.we ar going to mis HIM may His soul RIP

    • okoede andrew

      February 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM


  18. olawunmi

    February 24, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Rest I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ perfect peace dr.Festus Esiri we L♥√ξ u̶̲̥̅̊ but God L♥√ξ u̶̲̥̅̊ more bye! Bye!! Daddy

  19. Segun Adesokan

    February 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    When I read about the death of this great man on Punch news paper, I was utterly shocked to the marrow, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the headline. Justus Esiri happens to be my family’s favourite. I fell in love with him in one of his movies titled “Wasted Years” and fron that point he became my beloved friend. After watching that movie, he influienced my buying decision when it comes to home videos. He made me to watch Nigerian movies. Each time I see his picture on a CD of a movie am alw rest assured I’ve picked the right movie. Sleep on, my friend!!!! We will miss u dearly. From Ilorin.

  20. AB

    February 25, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    RIP Ose (father). Too many good people are going. Who knows the next person? Pls if you have not know the Lord you better do so now. Say this prayers : Lord Jesus i believe that you are the son of God,that you died for my sin, on the third day you raise up from the died. Thank you for dying for me,thank you for being my saviour. In Jesus name you have prayed. Father save the lifes of these once in Jesus christ name. Amen

  21. John C. Fallah

    March 12, 2013 at 4:57 AM

    my best actor was papa Esiri,and may your soul rest in peace.

  22. Elder

    March 19, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Nollywood has lost a legend.nigeria weeps 4 u.u were 1 in a million.but my only regrets is dat we are given 1 life 2 live instead of 2,if not,i wud av placed an irrevocable request 2 d call of nature,4 a 2nd mentor

  23. joseph k kephas

    April 14, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    may his soul rest in peace!

  24. Simiagunloye

    June 3, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    may u rest in peace justin we will always love.

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