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Nollywood Actor Ernest Asuzu is dead.

The actor was said to have slumped and died around 9pm on Tuesday at age 37 after battling disease since 2015. His close friend and journalist, Sam Anokam confirmed the sad incident.

Asuzu began his acting career in the ’90s and rose to prominence after he starred in the 1997 Nollywood classic, ‘Rituals’

He was the toast of Nollywood until his career nosedived after he came down with a stroke in 2015 which affected his speech. He was also bedridden for three years.

Late Ernest Asuzu

In his last interview published by this newspaper in December 2020, Asuzu said his problem was spiritual. He was also planning a return to Nollywood and music after an eight-year hiatus.

He launched a music album, a 7-track album titled, ‘The Truth’ in December 2020.

Also, his wife, Jennifer Asuzu, who confirmed the sad incident to The Nation, said he fainted on Tuesday evening and never woke up. His remains are on the way to the east for funeral rites.

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