16th July 2024
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Breaking:Again, Tragedy Befalls Nollywood As Ace Actor, Junior Pope Dies

Breaking:Again,  Tragedy Befalls Nollywood  As Ace Actor, Junior Pope Dies

Another tragedy has befallen the Nollywood, as report has it that Junior Pope Odonwodo, popularly called Jnr Pope, is dead. Aged 39.

The actor died, according to sources, earlier today died while filming in Asaba, Delta State capital.

According to our source, Junior Pope died during a boat trip as the boat reportedly capsized.

He died alongside two other yet-to-be-named actors who also drowned in the unfortunate imcident. His body was recovered and rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

The boat accident occured in Anam River while returning from a movie shoot.

Filmmaker Sam Olatunji broke the news of his death on Instagram.

The Delta State Chairperson of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emma Onyemeziem, also confirmed to Vanguard that the corpse had been deposited in the morgue.

Deaths in Nollywood

The Vanguard News captures the death of Junior Pope as the latest in a string of tragedies that has hit Nollywood this year.

Last month, ace thespians, such as Mr. Ibu and Sisi Quadri passed on.

In January it was Deji Aderemi, popularly known as Olofa Ina. In February it was Ethel Ekpe. She is well known for playing the role of ‘Segi’ on the Nigerian Television Authority sitcom, ‘Basi and Company’ among many others.

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