Sam Obiago, the ace Nollywood actor, has passed away after battling a stroke.

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Abubakar Yakubu, national secretary of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, (AGN), confirmed Obiago’s demise to TheCable Lifestyle.

He said the film star passed away in the early hours of Thursday after a protracted battle with the medical condition.

“He had a stroke some few months back and was recuperating, only for us to hear that he passed away at about 2 am today. We’ve visited the family in Asaba. The chairman of AGN there is still discussing with them,” he said.

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Obiago has starred in over hundreds of Nollywood movies such as ‘Gifted’, ‘Tears Of A King’, ‘Woman Of Fire’, ‘Ghana Island’, ‘Royal Turning Point’, ‘Royal Appointment’, ‘Bargain’, ‘Combined Forces’, ‘Altar Of Love’, and ‘Wishes’.

Others are ‘Throne Of Fire’, ‘Ancient Key’, ‘Wicked Tradition’, ‘Tortured Heart’, ‘Royal Wreck’, ‘The King’s Decision’, ‘Blood Brothers’, ‘The Orbit’, ‘Strength Of Womanhood’, ‘Battle Of Kings’ and Royal Headache.

Tributes have begun to pour in for the ace actor as news of his death continued to spread on social media platforms.

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The Nigerian movie industry has since the start of 2021 lost a number of talented actors — including Rachel Oniga, Sadiq Daba, Baba Suwe, and Ernest Asuzu.



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