By Babs-Oluribigbe Adeoye
Mr Bruno Iwuoha, one of the brightest stars of Nigeria’s movie industry has been reportedly dead.
Iwuoha passed away in the early hours of Saturday after a prolonged battle with diabetes.
The Actors Guild of Nigeria in a statement by its Director of Communications, Monalisa Chinda-Coker, expressed grief over the sad incident.
The statement read this, “On behalf of the entire members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, the National President, Ejezie Emeka Rollas commiserate with the immediate family members, friends and fans.
“He prays that God comfort them at this moment of grief.
“May the souls of all faithful departed Rest In Peace,” the statement concluded.
Iwuoha was diagnosed with glaucoma and diabetes.
The 68 years old actor was early this year benefited from the AGN’s financial support for ailing Nollywood actors and assisting families of late actors.
Iwuoha was a government contractor before he ventured into make believe world.
He won the Best Supporting Actor at the 2007 Africa Movie Academy Awards for his performance in the movie “Sins of the Flesh”.
The versatile actor had featured in over 500 movies including winning movies like World Apart, Magic Cap, Keeping Close, Another Bondage, Faces Of Love and Days Of Hatred. Others are Two Bad Boys, Double Mind, Eagle’s Bride, Forever Yours, Jealous Lovers, My Own Share,My Portfolio, Occultic Battle,The Prince and The Princess and Sins Of The Flesh.
The most recent movie he started in before his death was ‘Silent Prejudice’ (2020) which was produced By Chris Kalu.
He is survived by his wife and six children.