Nollywood Actor, Yomi Obileye Reported To Have Died Of COVID-19

The Veteran Nollywood actor, Yomi Obileye is dead and his death was announced yesterday Friday 24th but the cause of his death or the nature of the sickness that led to his death was never disclosed.

The PUNCH news broke the news of his death and claimed that the details of his death are still sketchy. A report from the online news who claimed to have the details of Yomi Obileye’s death said that the actor died of dreaded COVID-19. The attempt to confirm the truth of his claim was not successful and the cause of his death is still unknown at the time of reporting.

Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr Latin, described the deceased as a role model in the theatre industry.

Latin, who is the President of Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria, said Obileye’s death was unfortunate.

He said, “Yes, he is dead. I have confirmed it too. It is so unfortunate that we lost him. He is a complete entertainer and someone that many of us look up to.”

Also, popular comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka, took to his Instagram page to mourn the late actor.

He said, “If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, we would walk right up to heaven and bring you back.

“Rest In Peace Uncle Yomi Obileye. Thanks for the memories. I can’t help but want to watch “Hostages” again. Sleep well Egbon and May God give your family and fans the fortitude to bear the loss.”

Obiyele died barely nine days to the demise of another Nollywood actor, Rasheed Abu, who slumped and died on April 15.


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