The intelligent Nigerian actor John Okafor 'Mr. Ibu' on the age of 62 years | EUROtoday

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Popular Nigerian actor John Okafora Nollywood (Nigerian movie business) star popularly generally known as 'Mr. mom'has died on the age of 62, reported the president of the Actors Union of the African nation, Emeka Rollas Ejezie.

“Mr. Ibu sufri a cardaco paro, signed on agent during 25 aos, Don Single Nwuzor. I announce with deep pain that Mr. Ibu did not survive. May his soul rest in peace,” Ejezie wrote late this Saturday in a message posted on his Instagram social community account revealed this Sunday by native media.

The actor, who specialised in comedy, died this Saturday whereas receiving remedy at a hospital in Lagosfinancial capital of Nigeria.

Last November, Okafor's household introduced that the actor's leg was amputated for medical causes. “This event has been hard for all of us, but we have had to accept it as Dad's new reality,” relations said.

Okafor acted in additional than 200 Nollywood moviesincluidas ‘Mr. Ibu’, ‘Mr. Ibu and His Son’, ‘Coffin Producers’, ‘Husband Suppliers’ y ‘Mr. Ibu in London’.

Before his movie profession, the comic, who married twice and had greater than ten youngsters, was a boxer, soccer coach and karate practitioner.

In 2012, the actor made controversial feedback when he described homosexuality in Nollywood as a “virus”.

“If there is any way in this world that people can force you (gays) to stop it (the 'virus') or kill it, please do it,” added the comic in a rustic the place homosexuality is persecuted and it’s a crime that carries penalties of as much as fourteen years in jail.

Among different shows of mourning, the principle opposition chief and former vp of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, lamented this Sunday the “great loss” of the actor to Nollywood, after having supplied “happy moments in entertainment” for many years.