Veteran actor Amaechi Muonagor dies of kidney disease

VETERAN Nollywood actor Amaechi Muonagor has died of kidney disease.

He was aged 61.

The news of his death was confirmed by a family source on the evening of Sunday, March 24.

This is coming a few days after a video circulated on social media showing him soliciting financial support from Nigerians to carry out a kidney transplant.

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In the video, he was seen in bed with a bandage on his chest, barely able to talk, while another actor, Kingsley Otho, was seated beside him.

“It has not been easy. He has been in this condition for months now. He wants to go for a kidney transplant.

“He just came back from the ICU a couple of days ago. He was responding to treatment but not very well.



    “We decided to bring him home because there was no money, but it was not advisable. He barely talks well. Please, he needs your help,” Orji said in the video.

    Muonagor has been in the movie industry as an actor and producer for over three decades and was well known for his comic roles in Nollywood films.

    His death comes weeks after the passing of actor John Okafor, known as Mr Ibu. They both died as a result of severe health complications after soliciting financial support from the public.

    Although the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) said it had gotten health insurance to cover the industry members, some actors still face the challenge of sorting medical bills when ill.

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