Popular Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu is dead. It was gathered that he slumped and died on Tuesday evening.
The news of his death was confirmed by his wife, Jennifer Asuzu.
Jennifer told The Nation that Asuzu fainted on Tuesday evening and never woke up.
Also, the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas who confirmed the sad news of his passing said Asuzu was rushed to the hospital after he slumped but died before they got to the hospital.
“Yes, it is confirmed. I have reached out to his wife. He was been battling with various health challenges like blood pressure. But some kind-hearted Nigerians helped in the past and he was treated.
“So, he has been hale and hearty. But suddenly, yesterday he just fainted,” Rollas explained.
However, his remains are on the way to the east for funeral rites.
He began his acting career in the ’90s and rose to prominence after he starred in the 1997 Nollywood classic, ‘Rituals’
He was the toast of Nollywood until his career nosedived after he came down with a stroke in 2015 and it affected his speech. He was also bedridden for three years.
For eight years, he battled depression and was rumored dead at some point.