A veteran Nollywood actor, David Osagie, is dead.
He died hours after he was on a movie set, it was learned.
He was 52.
A Nollywood actress, Ngozi Ezeh, announced the death on social media.
She said through her Instagram account that the actor was not sick but slept and didn’t wake up the next day.
Ezeh said, “Good morning fam, I hate to say this but we have lost another Nollywood king, Sir David. He wasn’t sick, it just happened. How do we explain this, another loss in Nollywood. Oh Lord have mercy. Rest in peace, Sir Dave. I Mourn again oh I mourn ooh. This life shall, it’s all but once. Nothing to fight or kill. Chai.”(sic)
Also, commenting on the sad news, another actress, Ibiwari, said the late actor filmed on Tuesday and went back to rest hoping to resume filming on Wednesday but never woke up. She described the late David Osagie as “a super talented actor,” adding “your death is a huge loss to the movie industry.”
The deceased was also a scriptwriter, producer and professional talent developer. He was known for playing the role of a King in most movies or as an elder kinsman. He also knew how to interpret his roles very well and can fit in any character given to him by movie directors and producers.
However, Osagie died few days after the National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Mr. Emeka Rollas took to the Instagram page of the Guild to set up a three-man prayer committee led by Apostle Eucharia Anunobi whose assignment is to design a prayer link that members of the Guild would join across the country.