Veteran actor, James Iroha Akabogu (a.k.a. Gringory of the Masquerade TV soap) has died at the age of 69. Circumstances surrounding his death are still unclear but he was said to be suffering from an eye ailment. His son, Akwari James Iroha, confirmed Gringory’s death in a post on Facebook.
Earlier this year, the veteran performer granted Nigerian tabloid Saturday Sun an interview where he lamented being poor, sick, and blind. According to the interview, Mr. Iroha could hardly afford the bills for medication to keep him in good health.