Nigerian Tribune reports that veteran Nollywood actor Olumide Bakare has died.
It said that his death, which took place in the early hours of Saturday, was confirmed by his personal assistant, who was with him. Bakare has been sick for over a year and reports say, aside suffering low blood flow into the heart, there were also indications of a lung-related disease.
The death was also confirmed by actor Saidi Balogun.
“Yes, it is true Olumide Bakare is dead. He died on his way to his hospital. When I called his number, his personal assistant picked his phone and told me he was dead. That’s how much I can say for now,” Balogun told Tribune on the telephone.