Veteran Nollywood actor, OLUMIDE BAKARE, has passed on after a failed battle with a heart and lung disease.
His personal assistant, who said he died in the early hours of Saturday on his way to the hospital, announced his death.
Former president of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners NANTAP, MUFU ONIFADE also confirmed his death in a statement.
Mr. BAKARE had been sick for over a year and reports say aside from suffering low blood flow into the heart, there were also indications of a lung-related disease.
OLUMIDE BAKARE, famous for his role as Chief Koko in the rested TV series, Koko Close, was aged 65.