Popular Nollywood actor, Gbenga Richards has reportedly died.
Richard, who was once a vibrant actor is said to have fallen on hard times and had difficulty raising funds to treat his ailments.
The late actor had been battling diabetes and other sicknesses. Some colleagues and friends had tried to raise funds for him in 2021.
Richard was a force to reckon with in the 1990s and early 2000s. On May 15, 2021, the late Gbenga Richards had taken to his official Instagram page to share a photo of himself recovering. In his caption he wrote: “Hola familia. This is my recovery pix. Am in the city of refuge. #its a privilege I have a part to play in this world.”
See the post below:
The veteran actor is well known for his actions scenes and had contributed greatly to the growth and advancement of Nollywood.
During his lifetime, Gbenga featured in blockbuster movies such as Sango, Mirror in the sun, and Betrayal of Love, to name a few.
Femi Adewale, a popular media personality and TV Director broke the sad news of his friend’s passing on his social media page.
Femi Adewale wrote on his Facebook handle:
“Goodnight Gbenga Richards, another Nollywood icon is gone, a gem is lost. My friend, and brother is gone to be with his creator, May the Lord rest your soul in Jesus name”.
May his soul rest in peace.