A report reaching Report Nigeria stated that veteran Nollywood actor Ernest Elcream Asuzu is dead. He was popularly known as Ernest Azuzu.
According to the information gathered by our correspondent, the actor was said to have slumped and died around 9pm on Tuesday 26th January 2021.
His wife Jeniffer reportedly called his fellow actor Desmond Elliot to announce the death to him.
Also, a top Nigerian journalist at The Guardian Nigeria, Shaibu Husseini, also took to his Facebook account to confirm the death of Ernest Asuzu.
Until his death, Ernest Azuzu was said to have been battling with stroke since 2014.
Nevertheless, in January 2020, a video of the actor pleading for alms went viral on social media.
In February, the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) announced it was making plans to help Ernest get back on his feet.
Watch this video of Azuzu:
The wife stated that her husband fainted on Tuesday evening and never woke up.
Ernest Asuzu began his acting career in the late 1990s when he joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood).
He became a public figure in Nigeria after featuring in the blockbuster movie titled “Rituals”.
Ernest Asuzu featured in more than 150 Nollywood movies.
These movies include; Executive Crime, Another Campus Queen, Rituals, Labista, Royal War, Last Wedding, Broad Day Light, Ogidan, Ugonna, Never
End, Burning Desire, Last Wedding, Living Abroad, Oracle, etc.