Mbakwe, Nigerian actor better known as John Lee, has passed away after reportedly battling with stroke. 

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Emeka Okoye, his colleague, broke the news in an emotional tribute on his Instagram page.

The movie star was said to be recovering from the ailment when he became sick again and eventually breathed his last on July 8.

In the post, Okoye described his death as unfortunate, noting that the actor died without fulfilling some of his aspirations which he told him about.

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He added that his death is indicative of how several celebrities grapple with challenges that are mostly unknown to their fans.

“Before my birthday, I got the news of your demise John Lee. But I couldn’t come to terms that you died without fulfilling your dreams base on our last discussions about our career,” he wrote.

“It actually pains me that sometimes we go through a lot as actors but when fans see us they feel all is well with the actor not knowing what the person might be going through.

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“John Lee you are full of life and always hilarious to work with. Though time and grace is by God’s grace. It is sad you left without fulfilling a lot of dreams, and it is very painful to say goodbye at this moment. Farewell John Lee. Rest in the bosom of your creator.”

John Lee was popular for his comic roles in movies as well as creativity in TV commercials.

Tributes have continued to pour in for the deceased on social media platforms as words of his demise spread.

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