Nollywood actor, Leonard Chimezie Onyemachi popularly known in the film industry as Leo Mezie has died at the age of 46. He died on Saturday, May 14, after a long battle with kidney disease.
The actor who had been battling a Kidney disease, had a transplant last week. However, he began to develop complications. Sadly, he lost the battle on Saturday.
His colleague, Chioma Toplis, announced his passing on social media this afternoon.
”Actor Leo Mezie is dead. He died on Saturday in Abuja while recovering from kidney transplant. His corpse has been moved to Umuahia his hometown.
RIP Leo” she wrote
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Meanwhile, Newsonspot blog recalls that earlier in July 2016, news emerged in the Nigerian media that the now late Leo Mezie was down with a kidney-related disease. The news came barely a month after popular Nigerian music producer, OJB Jezreel died. The latter died three years after he underwent a kidney transplant.
In 2016, Leo Mezie shared his account details and welcomed contributions while his colleagues in the Nigerian entertainment industry rallied around to raise the over 60,000 pounds required to carry out a transplant.
Before his death, Leo Mezie featured in movies like Royal Messenger, Secret Adventure, Final War, Total War, and Heart of a Slave.
The actor died two days after another actor Gbenga Richards was announced dead.