Prince Ifeanyi Dike, a veteran Nollywood actor, has passed away after battling a brief illness.
The film star, who was the board of trustees (BoT) chairman for the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), died on Friday.
Abubakar Yakubu, national secretary of the AGN, while confirming the development to TheCable Lifestyle, described it as “devastating”.
Dike had suffered a kidney ailment back in 2011 for which he reportedly underwent a successful transplant in India.
His demise follows after Nollywood had lost a couple of practitioners, including Rachael Oniga and Victor Olaotan.
Speaking to TheCable Lifestyle on Dike’s demise, Yakubu said: “He passed on this morning. We don’t know the nature of his illness yet but, during the week, he had some health challenges. We can’t say anything about it because they’ve not done an autopsy yet.
“You can imagine how these things happen! Today, we buried Rachel Oniga. Victor died too. Just as we’re trying to get over that, Ifeanyi Dike followed. It’s a very devastating moment for all of us. We’ve been crying since.
“We’re in a very bad mood. He’s our BoT chairman and an entirely good colleague of ours. It’s sad, really. It’s sad.”
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