Top Nollywood Actors That Died This Year
Here is the list of Nollywood stars that passed on to glory in 2019.
He passed away on May 11 after a health challenge. He would be remembered for his role as Oyenusi in a film of the same title. He died at 78.
He died on Tuesday, May 7 in the intensive care of an undisclosed hospital. He died at age 50. He featured numerous movies and a number of stage plays in his career as an actor.
Funmilayo Ogunsola Ijewuru
The iconic female actor died on Monday, February 4 in Ibadan at the age of 58. She was a popular actress and was married to the late movie star, Ishola ‘I show Pepper’ Ogunsola.
He died on Thursday, February 27 in Abeokuta, Ogun state. He died at 51. Popoola has featured in several Nollywood movies including ‘Aiye Foreign,’ and ‘Ropo Ijogbon.’
Akintunde Gbenga aka Burger
He passed on to glory on Thursday, January 3 at the age of 47, after visiting the hospital to complain of malaria.
He died following injuries sustained during a fatal accident that occurred on May 11. He was an actor before taking a backseat to work as director and producer after a decade. He died at 36.
Duke Oliver aka Linchung died on April 2 at age 45. He passed away after a car crash on his way to Lagos from his mom’s burial. He is famous for his role as Sylvanus in the sitcom, ‘Do Good.’
I Show Larry
Adewale Olanrewaju aka ‘I show Larry’ died on Monday, January 21 at the age of 36. The actor was also a movie producer.
Abe Ishola Monsurat Olabisi passed away on Saturday, March 30 at age 39. Her death was announced days after she delivered a baby girl.
He passed away on April 28. He died at age 41. The actor reportedly slumped and was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.