The Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, has lost two talented people, actor Romanus Uchenna Amuta and costumer Lizzy Ogbodo, who passed away on the same day, last weekend.
Veteran actor Romanus Uchenna Amuta, who is popularly known as Natty from the now rested sitcom of the 80s, New Masquerade, has been suffering from partial paralyses and living in complete penury. He died from stroke in the morning of Saturday, June 7.
Later on the same day, Enugu based Nollywood costumer, Lizzy Ogbodo, died from complications from typhoid fever and malaria.
According to a close friend of Lizzy, actress Ejiro Okurame, her neighbour saw her collapsed body on the stairs to her home in Enugu and rushed her to a hospital but her blood pressure was very high.
“She was in coma for 3 days with oxygen before she was taken to another hospital for CT brain test, where doctors were waiting for her to come out from coma before treating her well or do brain surgery till she died by 2am on Saturday morning.
“She’s like a sister to me and Mama G. We have been in tears since the incident. She is survived by 3 kids who are currently in the university,” actress Ejiro Okurame said.
May their souls rest in peace.