A veteran Nollywood actor, Dan Nkoloagu, is dead. He died at 84yrs of age.
The actor passed away on Friday, January 22, following health complications.
His son, Dan Nkoloagu Jnr., broke the news on Facebook on Monday.
Nkoloagu Jr told The Punch that his father had been in and out of the hospital for over a year. “My father had been sick for over a year; he had been in and out of the hospital. He had so many health challenges and it eventually led to his death. He had been battling with arthritis, some prostrate issues and other complications.”
He also revealed that although his father was well known for portraying the role of a herbalist in films, he did not believe in voodoo.
“In real life, my father frowned against voodoo. It was a no-no for him. He does not believe in voodoo all that. He also acted in other roles, not just the voodoo roles, it just happened that those roles were how he made his landmark in the industry. That was how people knew him. His input in the film industry is a direct opposite of his lifestyle.
Sharing a photo of his late dad on his hospital bed, Nkoloagu Jnr, wrote: “It was a black Friday for us as my Dad left us without saying goodbye.”
Until his death, the late actor had starred in several Nollywood epic movies and series.
The late actor was a seasoned filmmaker and a retired broadcaster with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria. His movie credits, ‘40 days and 40 Nights’, ‘Okada Man’, ‘Warriors Heart’, ‘My Vision’, ‘Midwife’, ‘Royal Doom’, ‘Alice my First Lady’ and ‘Moments of tears’.