Veteran Nollywood actor, Rich Oganiru has died.
The actor who has been ill for months died on Tuesday 10th of August, 2021.
Not too long ago, there was a video of the actor lying on his sickbed, requesting for financial assistance, and it was shared on social media space.
‘Please, everyone should reach out before he dies,’ the caption on the post reads.
According to reports, the actor did not survive the illness and has passed on.
The sad news was shared on Facebook by his friends who wrote:
‘Sunset At Noon, Tuesday 10th August 2021!
Ahem… I’ve lost a good friend like a brother for years, a great Nollywood actor par excellence. I’m just speechless. R.I.P Amb. Rich Oganiru. RIP Amb Rich Oganiru. Well, his sad demise reminds me of a song “Celebrate me while I am still alive”.’
Back in 2012, the Nollywood actor who starred in numerous movies was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife.
According to news reports at the time, Oganiru was arrested following a petition by the family and relatives of his late wife who claimed that she was poisoned by the actor so that he could acquire her wealth.
Oganiru maintained his innocence and said on numerous occasions that he did not kill his multimillionaire wife.