A Nollywood actor identified as Alkali Matt who was popularly called Dareng reported died on set while filming on Wednesday 24 March 2020.
According to PM News, Alkali Matt death was announced on Facebook by one Dimbo Atiya. The source wrote on Facebook that Matt passed on at around 7 pm “suddenly while he was filming on a set for an epic movie in a village near Keffi.”
He wrote: “Familiar Grounds Media would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of AKALI MATHEW who played the character of DARENG on the TV Series HALITA.
“He was one of our much-valued cast, who died on the 24th of March 2020. This extremely sad event took place suddenly while he was filming on another set for an Epic movie in a village near Keffi. This has come as a rude shock to us all and we pray that the Lord will grant his family the fortitude to bear this great loss.
From all of us at Familiar Grounds, we say Rest in Power “DARENG”
In another Facebook post, He wrote to pay tribute to late
This episode aired yesterday 24th March. Matt Alkali passed that evening around 7 pm. Like Karachi said “This world is spiritual”
Dareng is what you were fondly called
Halita was who you fondly loved
Scholastic was who you fondly bore
Kudus was who you bravely fought
We didn’t know you would take a bow
We couldn’t know you would leave this lot
We didn’t catch you leave the set
Director hadn’t shouted “Cut!”
But there was a need from God above
To call His gentle giant home
You left us here with heavy hearts
Despondent, weak and so alone
From the Familiar Grounds Media Team
We stand attention and salute your spirit
As you make your way to heavens gate
Good-bye Matt, We love you and will miss you… every single minute.
Matt is popular for his role as Dareng in the African Magic series “Halita.”
Atiya shared a series of tribute to him.