Gbenga Akintunde, a Nollywood actor better known as Burger, is dead.

The actor’s death was made known on Instagram by his colleague and filmmaker, Kunle Afod.

According to Afod, Akintunde died on Thursday after complaining of malaria at the hospital.

The filmmaker wrote: “You called yesterday to confirm if I will still be holding my new year party today and I was called this afternoon that you are no more.

“Heard u went to the hospital to complain about malaria this afternoon and in few hours u are in the mortuary. This is so sad.

“Planning to celebrate you in few days time …imagine the shock and tears.”

Ibrahim Chatta, Adeniyi Johnson, Bimbo Oshin, Lola Alao, Adedimeji Lateef, and Okiki Afolayan are some of the actors who have posted condolence messages and reacted to Akintunde’s death on Instagram.

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