Nollywood actor Desmond Asuzu is dead, StatePress can confirm.

According to information gathered by our correspondent, the actor was said to have slumped and died around 9pm on Tuesday.


His wife was said to have called fellow actor Desmond Elliot to announce the death to him.

Top Nigerian journalist at The Guardian Nigeria, 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.

In February, the Actors' Guild of Nigeria (AGN) announced it was making plans to help Ernest get back on his feet.
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