Veteran Nollywood actor, Bruno Iwuoha, has died on Saturday at the age of 68-year-old, after a prolonged battle with diabetes.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director of Communications, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Monalisa Chinda Coker.
The statement reads: “It is on a sad note that we announce the passing away of our elder colleague and active member of AGN Abuja, Bruno Obinna Iwuoha.
“He died in the early hours of this morning 10 April 2021 after a prolonged battle with diabetes.
“Bruno Iwuoha hails from Ehime Mbano Local Government Area in Umunumo Umuanunu kindred, Imo state. He was aged 68 years, survived by his wife and six children.”
The National President, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, said on behalf of the entire members of the Guild, he condoles with the immediate family members, friends and fans of the deceased.
He prayed that God would comfort them at this moment of grief and that all the souls of all faithful departed would rest in peace.
According to Premium Times, prior to Nollywood, he was a principal registered contractor with the National Fertiliser Company of Nigeria (NAFCON) at Onne in Port Harcourt.
His debut movie role was in ‘Lost Kingdom’ which was shot at Aba by the late Ndubuisi Okoh.
His entry into Nollywood was an interesting one. The producers of the movie needed someone who could play the role of an old man.
They wanted someone with natural grey hair and not an artificial one.
After several recommendations, his friend, a certain Mr Christopher brought him the script and a letter of invitation stating that he was needed at Wilcox Memorial School at Aba.
The late actor won the Best Supporting Actor at the 2007 Africa Movie Academy Awards for his performance in the movie “Sins of the Flesh”.
A prolific actor, he starred in several award-winning movies like World Apart, Magic Cap, Keeping Close, Another Bondage, Faces Of Love and Days Of Hatred. Others are Two Bad Boys, Double Mind, Eagle’s Bride, Forever Yours, Jealous Lovers, My Own Share, My Portfolio, Occultic Battle, The Prince and The Princess and Sins Of The Flesh.
In his lifetime, he starred in over 509 movies with the most recent movie being ‘Silent Prejudice’ (2020) which was produced By Chris Kalu.