Jim Lawson Maduike, a veteran actor and filmmaker, has passed away.
Abubakar Yakubu, the national secretary of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN), confirmed the tragic news to TheCable Lifestyle on Saturday.
It is understood that the Imo-born actor breathed his last on Friday evening after suffering from a brief illness.
“I have been able to confirm from Imo, where he comes from. I got his direct number but it’s not going through. It’s true that he died last night. It was said that he fell briefly ill. We are still awaiting more details,” Yakubu said.
Before acting, Maduike worked with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Ray Power, and MINAJ FM.
The actor had joined the Nigerian movie industry in 2004 and has since then taken up roles in more than 150 Nollywood movies which include ‘Heartbeats’, ‘Royal Madness’, ‘Save the Prince’, and ‘Tomorrow Must Wait’.
Over the course of his acting career, Maduike played the role of a father, elder, uncle, traditional ruler, and husband in several movie projects alongside the likes of Ngozi Ezeonu, Ebele Okaro, Pete Edochie, and Chinwe Ntaluagu.
Other movies he has starred in include ‘The Masters’, ‘My Conscience’, ‘The Trust’, ‘Queen of Aso Rock’, ‘Lust for Lust’, ‘Atonement’, ‘National Cake’, ‘Executive Mess’, ‘Enemies In Love’, and ‘Still In Love.
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