Mirror in the sun Legendary star actor Gbenga Richards dies at 60 Nollywood mourns

Mirror in the sun Legendary star actor Gbenga Richards dies at 60 Nollywood mourns

Nollywood Suffers Great Loss As Legendary Actor, Gbenga Richards Dies.

Iconic Nollywood Yoruba  Actor, Gbenga Richards, best known for the 2006 movie, 30 Days has reportedly passed on, on Thursday morning after battling with diabetes.

The once vibrant actor, who was a force to reckon with in the 1990s and early 2000s, according to reports suffered from a series of ailments and raising money for his treatment became difficult because he had fallen on hard times.

Richards was reportedly suffered from diabetes and other related ailments.

Some of his colleagues and friends in 2021 solicited funds to cater for his welfare.

Comic actor, Ime Bishop Umoh, also known as Okon, and Emmanuel Ehumadu, popularly known as Labista, took to social media to seek financial assistance for him.

Richards’ first appearance as an actor was to represent Nigeria with Hubert Ogunde at the Second World Black and African Festival of African Culture (FESTAC) in 1977.

He also featured in blockbuster movies like ‘Sango’, ‘Mirror in the Sun’, ‘Betrayal by Love’, ‘Fighting Machine’.

He was fondly addressed as sinner man in the movie New Jerusalem, an alias that stuck to him.

He acted in many other blockbuster films. He acted in few yoruba films but he starred more in the english genre of nollywood.

Ha! Ile je eniyan loto. Asan ni ile aiye.

Vanity upon vanity!

I loved this great thespian. He was a great role interpreter. So versatile.

I loved his smile and dimpled cheeks.

He had excellent diction.

He was my favorite actor. I can’t forget his role in MIRROR IN THE SUN.

He was also good in acting criminal and romantic roles.

Nollywood has lost a gem and an icon.

No wonder l didn’t see him in films for a couple of years. He was sick for a long time.

I’m heartbroken to see his emaciated body during the illness. The pic is below. So heart wrenching.

60 years isn’t that old. God will comfort his family and give them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

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