1) SAM LOCO EFE

The death of Sam Loco Efe a.k.a. Papa Patricia really got the entertainment industry in Nigeria shaken because he was very popular with his comic roles.

Loco died of causes suspected to be asthma in a hotel room in Owerri where he was editing a film, in August 2011, at age 66.

Re: Top 15 Nollywood Stars Who Have Passed Away In Recent Years by meetlekan(m): 12:38pm On Apr 06, 2015
2) Justus Esiri

The Village Headmaster star actor died in February 2013 at age 70. He died of complications from diabetes in a Lagos hospital. Justus Esiri (November 20, 1942 – February 19, 2013) was a veteran award winning Nigerian actor, generally considered to be one of the pillars of Nollywood with an acting career that goes way back to the 1960s.

He came into prominence for his role in popular Nigerian Television Authority TV-series The Village Headmaster and the film adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s book Things Fall Apart.

He won Best Actor award at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards post-humously for his role in Assassins Practice and was also honoured as the inaugural recipient of the “Goodluck Jonathan Lifetime Achievement award” at the 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards.

Re: Top 15 Nollywood Stars Who Have Passed Away In Recent Years by ladibright(f): 12:43pm On Apr 06, 2015
RIP to d dead... We love them for their impact amongst other things but God loves them most...
Re: Top 15 Nollywood Stars Who Have Passed Away In Recent Years by meetlekan(m): 12:45pm On Apr 06, 2015
3) Enebeli Elebuwa

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.

Elebuwa suffered a major stroke and was flown overseas for medical treatment. He died aged 65 in a hospital in India on 4 December 2012 and was laid to rest at Victoria Court Cemetery, Ajah, Lagos

Re: Top 15 Nollywood Stars Who Have Passed Away In Recent Years by meetlekan(m): 12:50pm On Apr 06, 2015
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.

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5) Jenifer Okere Ossai

She was a big star in the 1990s. She had featured in Ikuku, Living in Bondage, True Confession, etc. She died between 1999 and 2000 and her death was the first to shake Nollywood.

Re: Top 15 Nollywood Stars Who Have Passed Away In Recent Years by meetlekan(m): 12:57pm On Apr 06, 2015
6) JT Tom West

Born Joe Tamuno Bibidamaa Tom-West in Port- Harcourt, Rivers State, he 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.

His former girlfriend, Tricia Eseigbe wept so hard that she was uncontrollable as at that time. He was popular with such movies as State of Emergency, Above The Law, Labistar etc.

Re: Top 15 Nollywood Stars Who Have Passed Away In Recent Years by meetlekan(m): 1:00pm On Apr 06, 2015
7) Geraldine Ekeocha

The popular actress died in September 2011 during a fibroid operation at age 56
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cool Pete Eneh

Pete Eneh died in November 2012 after one of his legs was amputated at age 68.

Re: Top 15 Nollywood Stars Who Have Passed Away In Recent Years by meetlekan(m): 1:13pm On Apr 06, 2015
9) Bisi Komolafe

She was a popular Yoruba actress whose sudden demise shook the Yoruba movie industry. She died at age 27 in January 2013.

Re: Top 15 Nollywood Stars Who Have Passed Away In Recent Years by meetlekan(m): 1:19pm On Apr 06, 2015
10) Funmi Martins

Funmi was a cross over actress who featured in both Yoruba and English films. She played a romantic role in When The Sun Set released in the 1990s which was Kate Henshaws first film.

Funmi died in May 2002, of cardiac arrest. Her death shook Nollywood then.

Re: Top 15 Nollywood Stars Who Have Passed Away In Recent Years by meetlekan(m): 1:22pm On Apr 06, 2015
11) Francis Agu

Francis became a star via Amaka Igwe’s Checkmate. After which he featured in Living in Bondage, Jezebel produced by his girlfriend then, Emem Isong.

Re: Top 15 Nollywood Stars Who Have Passed Away In Recent Years by meetlekan(m): 1:24pm On Apr 06, 2015
12) David Ihesie

The actor died in January 2012 at age 73.

Re: Top 15 Nollywood Stars Who Have Passed Away In Recent Years by meetlekan(m): 1:28pm On Apr 06, 2015
13) Muna Obiekwe

Muna Obiekwe’s death is one of the most recent, and one of the darkest days of 2015.

He died on the 18th of January, of kidney failure.

He starred in hit movies like ‘Eye of the gods’, ‘Unstoppable’, etc.

Re: Top 15 Nollywood Stars Who Have Passed Away In Recent Years by meetlekan(m): 1:30pm On Apr 06, 2015
14) Ashley Nwosu

The top actor died in April 2011 after a brief illness.

Re: Top 15 Nollywood Stars Who Have Passed Away In Recent Years by meetlekan(m): 1:33pm On Apr 06, 2015
15) Clem Onyeka

Clem Onyeka was recently killed in a crossfire between the Nigerian Police and armed robbers in Asaba Delta State. He was only 37 years old.
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