By: Staff Writer

Well-known Nollywood actor, Ernest Asuzu is deceased.

His close friend and journalist, Sam Anokam; his wife, Jennifer Suzu and the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas have all confirmed the sad incident to the media. Ernest Asuzu died on Tuesday night en route to the hospital after he collapsed.

He was 37 years old.

Popular for playing criminal and hitman roles in Nollywood movies, Asuzu began his acting career in the ’90s and rose to prominence after he starred in the 1997 Nollywood classic, ‘Rituals’ and “Another Campus Queen”.

He was the toast of Nollywood until his career nosedived after he came down with a stroke in 2015 which affected his speech. He was also bedridden for three years.

Wife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs. Obiano Visited him soon before he was discharged from the hospital after recovering from stroke. She paid most of his medical bills.

In his last interview published by Premium Times in December 2020, Asuzu said his probelm was spiritual. He was also planning a return to Nollywood and music after an eight-year hiatus.

He launched a music album, a 7-track album titled, ‘The Truth’ in December 2020.

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