Gbenga Richards, a legendary Nollywood actor, died on Thursday morning after fighting an unexplained illness.
According to sources, the once-vibrant actor, who was a force to be reckoned with in the 1990s and early 2000s, suffered from a number of maladies, and getting money for his treatment proved difficult due to his financial difficulties.
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Richards had diabetes and other health issues, according to reports.
In the year 2021, several of his colleagues and friends raised money to help him.
Ime Bishop Umoh, better known by his stage name Okon, and Emmanuel Ehumadu, better known by his stage name Labista, resorted to social media to ask for financial help for him.
Richards made his acting debut in 1977 when he and Hubert Ogunde represented Nigeria at the Second World Black and African Festival of African Culture (FESTAC).
He also appeared in films such as ‘Sango,’ ‘Mirror in the Sun,’ ‘Betrayal by Love,’ ‘Fighting Machine,’ and many others.
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