Nollywood celebrities that have died: Its so hard to forget our fallen heroes that build the framework called “NOLLYWOOD” today, they might have passed on but will forever live in our hearts. See the top 15 Nollywood stars who have passed away In Recent Years below….
1) SAM LOCO EFE
The death of Sam Loco Efe a.k.a. Papa Patricia really got the entertainment industry in Nigeria shaken because he was very popular with his comic roles.
Loco died of causes suspected to be asthma in a hotel room in Owerri where he was editing a film, in August 2011, at age 66.
2) Justus Esiri
The Village Headmaster star actor died in February 2013 at age 70. He died of complications from diabetes in a Lagos hospital.
Justus Esiri (November 20, 1942 – February 19, 2013) was a veteran award winning Nigerian actor, generally considered to be one of the pillars of Nollywood with an acting career that goes way back to the 1960s.
He came into prominence for his role in popular Nigerian Television Authority TV-series The Village Headmaster and the film adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s book Things Fall Apart.
He won Best Actor award at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards post-humously for his role in Assassins Practice and was also honoured as the inaugural recipient of the “Goodluck Jonathan Lifetime Achievement award” at the 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards.