Fans Mourn As Veteran Actor Amaechi Muonagor Dies At 61

Fans have mourned the death of veteran Nollywood actor, Amaechi Muonagor, who died on Sunday at the age of 61.

Fans took to social media on Sunday to mourn the passing of the actor known for his comical roles on screen, who passed away after a protracted battle with kidney disease.

The Chairman, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, could not be immediately reached for comments on the actor’s demise as phone calls and texts made his known line were not responded to on Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, a social commentator, Morris Monye, via his X handle, @Morris_Monye, while mourning the actor, said help was raised to assist the deceased as he battled with health issues.

Muonagor was said to have suffered kidney failure and was on dialysis.

The news of his demise came a few days after a viral video where the actor solicited funds to help him have a Kidney transplant.

Monye wrote, “Deeply heartbroken by the news of Amaechi Muonagor’s passing. He was a talented Nollywood actor whose presence on our screens was truly masterful.

“We watched with concern as he battled health issues, offering whatever support we could to help him seek treatment in India. This tragic loss highlights the need for better healthcare in our country.”

In the social media video earlier showing the Nollywood comedy legend in poor health and begging for financial help from Nigerians, he was seen in bed with a bandage on his chest, barely able to talk.

Another actor, sitting next to him, explained that Muonagor needed money to pay for a kidney transplant.

His death is coming even as Nigerians are yet to get past the death of Nollywood actor John Okafor, better known as Mr Ibu, who recently died.

An X user, @Oluomoofderby, while mourning the actor, wrote, “May his soul rest in peace. The healthcare systems in Western and Asian countries that are being patronised by Nigerian leaders only exist because they were developed. They are consistently maintained, through political commitment and visionary leadership, qualities that are clearly lacking in Nigeria. Maybe you like it or not, the poor healthcare system in our country is going to affect every one of us. We all need to wake up and demand a better healthcare system in Nigeria.”

Another user, @alesolas, said, “May his soul rest in perfect peace. Aside from the name Nigeria, nothing is working in the country.”

@mister_ade5 wrote “We’ve lost a Nollywood Legend. RIP Legend Amaechi Muonagor.”

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