It’s a piece of sad news as the Nigerian movie industry better known as Nollywood lost another actor, Ernest Asuzu.
According to information gathered, the actor was said to have slumped and died around 9pm on Tuesday, 26th of January.
His wife was said to have called fellow actor Desmond Elliot to announce his death while a top Nigerian journalist, Shaibu Husseini, also took to his Facebook account to confirm the passage of Asuzu.
Until his death, Ernest was said to have been battling with stroke since 2014. In January, 2020 a video of the actor pleading for alms went viral on social media.
This got the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) to announce that they were making plans to help Ernest get back on his feet.
Ernest Asuzu was also a rapper and producer. He is also known as El Cream and was born in Imo State.
He began his acting career in the 1990s and starred in several movies like ‘Royal War’, ‘Ogidan’, ‘Burning Desire’, ‘Never End’, ‘Broad DayLight’, ‘Last Wedding’, ‘Ugonna’ and ‘Labista’.
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Ernest’s death comes after the reported deaths of nollywood actors, Dan Nkoalagu, David Mela, Folake Aremu aka Orisabunmi, in recent weeks.