Tragedy sets again after the sad death of Nigerian music sensation Goldie who represented Nigeria in last year’s edition of the reality show Big Brother Africa. Nollywood actor, Lugard Onoyemu has been reported dead.
Onoyemu who was the pioneer secretary of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Lagos chapter slumped and died during a football training yesterday evening 15 February 2013 at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
Confirming his death, the state chairman of the Guild, Mr Emeka Rising Ibe said that the deceased who had been battling a heart related ailment, was immediately rushed to the hospital but didn’t make it.
Mr Ibe added that Onoyemu’s body has been deposited at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). With tear soaked eyes, an actress, Angela Phillips said
“ I couldn’t cry when I heard the death of Goldie but up till now, I have not stopped crying since I heard of the death of Lugard. It is too painful.
This was a man that sacrificed everything for AGN and got nothing. AGN is like a baby to him and he just suffered for this industry and look at the way he died? People have been dying but this one is different. The well to do in the industry know that he has been ill yet, did nothing to help him, now that he is gone, they will start making donations. It is sad.”
It was gathered that the late thespian from Delta State had featured in numerous flicks.