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Nollywood Veteran actor Olu Jacobs passes away aged 81

Nollywood Veteran actor Olu Jacobs passes away aged 81

The Nollywood entertainment industry is in mourning as legendary actor Olu Jacobs has passed away after battling a protracted illness. The tragic news was announced by movie producer Stanley Ontop on his official Instagram page just minutes ago.

Olu Jacobs, who was 81 years old and whose birthday was only a few weeks away, was revered in the industry for his immense contributions to Nigerian cinema. Stanley Ontop shared the heartbreaking news with the caption: “Veteran Actor Sir Olu Jacob passes on after long battling illness. Rest with the Lord sir. Be with the Lord. Shalom.”

This loss comes on the heels of another recent tragedy for Nollywood, as the industry also grieves the passing of veteran actress Stella Ikwuegbu, who succumbed to a prolonged battle with leg cancer a few weeks ago.

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Fans and colleagues have flooded social media with messages of sorrow and tribute, expressing their condolences and reflecting on the profound impact Olu Jacobs had on the film industry. His legacy as a talented and beloved actor will continue to be remembered by many.

See some reactions below;

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luklex said: “Omo It shouldn’t have been him.”

Macy Macy stated: “Omo this is really sad, why him?😪💔”

Mr G asked: “God, what’s happening 😭”

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only one BENEFITS write: “Rip legend your presence in the movie industry will be missed”

J3zy Trabay said: “Sleep easy Legend, you’ll never be forgotten, this world is not our own.🕊️”

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