Iconic Nollywood veteran actor, Gbenga Richards, has reportedly passed away on Thursday morning after battling an unknown ailment. Richard, who was once a vibrant actor is said to have fallen on hard times and had difficulty raising funds to treat his ailments.
According to reports on PM News, the once vibrant actor, who was a force to reckon with in the 1990s and early 2000s was reportedly suffering from diabetes and other related ailments.
Richards’ first appearance as an actor was to represent Nigeria with Hubert Ogunde at the Second World Black and African Festival of African Culture (FESTAC) in 1977. He also featured in blockbuster movies like ‘Sango’, ‘Mirror in the Sun’, ‘Betrayal by Love’, ‘Fighting Machine’ and a host of others.
Nigerians on social media have reacted differently to the news of Gbenga Richards’ untimely death, while some of them sent their condolence.
May the soul of Gbenga Richards rest in perfect peace.
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