The Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood has lost actress, Doris Chima to the cold hands of dead.
She reportedly died after battling breast cancer.
It was gathered that the actress was diagnosed with the ailment in 2020 and her breast was cut off to prevent further damage.
Her death was confirmed by the Chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter, Emeka Rising Ibe, on Monday.
Ibe who expressed sadness over the death said the deceased was a dedicated member and a good woman.
“She called me last week and pleaded due to ill health not to remove her from the verification exercise I embarked on to ascertain true members of the guild in Lagos,” he said.
”Yesterday morning, I got a call that she was dead. Though I am yet to visit the family, it is a great loss for us. I pray for the repose of her soul.May her soul rest in peace, Amen. ”
Meanwhile, Kunle Agboola, filmmaker and producer of the popular Yoruba TV show ‘Idan Irawo’, has died at the age of 53.
According to a statement by Lanre Agboola on Saturday, he died on Friday, August 12, 2021 after a brief illness at the intensive care unit of the NYU Langone Brooklyn, New York, United States.
He also had a history of kidney malfunction.
Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe and others campaigned to raise funds for his treatment some years ago.
Agboola created and produced ‘Idan Irawo’ which aired on Africa Magic. He was also a record producer for Daddy Showkey, Tope Alabi and Sunny Neji.
Before his death, Agboola was the sound engineer and media officer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, ICB Parish, Brooklyn, New York.
He is survived by aged parents, wife, children and siblings.