Nollywood records first death in 2019
On Thursday, 3rd of January, a Nollywood actor, Gbenga Akintunde, passed away, making it the first death this year.
Gbenga Akintunde, popularly known as Burger, died after a brief illness.
According to his colleague, Kunle Afod, who announced the death on instagram, the late actor had gone to the hospital to complain about malaria.
“You called yesterday to confirm if I will still be holding my new year party today and I was called this afternoon that you are no more …BURGER…Heard u went to the hospital to complain about malaria this afternoon and in few hours u are in the mortuary… this is so sad ……Planning to celebrate you in few days time …imagine the shock and tears ..Oye olorun” Kunle wrote.
No official report has been published by his relatives yet.