Popular Nollywood actor, Ernest Asuzu, has died at the age of 37. His wife, Jennifer Asuzu confirmed the news to the media.
His wife said the actor slumped on Tuesday evening and never woke up.
The actor came down with a stroke in 2015 which affected his speech.
He was also bedridden for three years. This affected his acting career and he was off the screen for many years.
In his last interview published in December 2020, Asuzu said his problem was spiritual.
He was also planning a return to Nollywood and music after an eight-year hiatus.
Apart from acting, he was also a musician with the name El Cream.
He was captured in a video shirtless by the roadside which caught the attention of industry people and fans to come to his aid. In a clip that surfaced at that time, Asuzu said he deliberately removed his shirt so that Nollywood practitioners would feel his pain. He also solicited financial assistance from well-meaning Nigerians to enable him to take care of his medical bills.
A good samaritan called Mr. Louis said he found the actor begging for alms on the streets of Oke-Afa in Isolo, Lagos.
So we are calling on Nollywood to come and assist their member. It is not only to act the film, but this guy also cannot even walkMr. Louis said in the video