The Nigerian film industry so far, has recorded numerous death cases of its star actors. The death of these stars did shake the Nollywood industry as most of the late actors and actresses do not likely have a replacement in character today.
However, the demised movie stars would always be remembered for their role in one way or the other in the development of the Nollywood Industry.
According to Nairaland.com, below is the list of late Nollywood actors and their date of death.
1. SAM LOCO EFE
The death of Sam Loco really got the entertainment industry in Nigeria shaking because his comic roles. Loco died in a hotel room in Owerri where he was editing a film, in August 2011, at age 66.
2. JUSTICE ESIRI
The Village Headmaster star actor died in February 2013 at age 70. He died of complications from diabetes in a Lagos hospital.
3. ENEBELI ENEBUWA
Enebeli became popular staring as Andrew in a popular TV programme many years ago. He died in an Indian hospital in December 2012. He died of stroke at age 66.
4. AMAKA IGWE
The very popular Nollywood producer died of asthma attack in Enugu, in April 2014. She was the writer and producer of the most popular TV soap ever to be aired in Nigeria, Checkmate. Her sudden demise at age 51 shook Nollywood and the entertainment industry as a whole due to her role in the development of Nollywood and in making stars like Julius Agwu, Bobmanuel Udokwu and so many of them.
5. JT TOM WEST
The River state born actor died in September 2006. Tom-West was involved in a fatal auto-accident, while he was returning from a location after a late night film shooting with two of his colleagues.
6. GERALDINE EKEOCHA
The popular actress died in September 2011 during a fibroid operation at age 56.
7. PETE ENEH
Pete Eneh died in November 2012 after one of his legs was amputated at age 68.
8. ASHLEY NWOSU
The top actor died in April 2011 after a brief illness.
9. DAVID IHESIE
The actor died in January 2012 at age 73.
10. MUNA OBIEKWE
Muna Obiekwe was one of the most popular actors in Nigeria. He died from kidney disease on January 18, 2015.