The Nigerian film industry has been hit with yet another tragedy, as Veteran Nollywood actress Cynthia Okereke is dead.
Her death was announced by her colleague, Joseph Okechukwu, in a post on his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday.
Sharing the actress’s picture, Okechukwu said he was about to pay for Cynthia’s flight ticket to come to America before her death.
He wrote: “REST IN PEACE, Nwanyi oma. I’m shattered beyond words.
“The fact that I was about to pay for your flight ticket to come and finish what we started only to hear you went to be with Lord just last night is one of the toughest things I’ve had to deal with in recent times.
“I pray I’m able to recover from the shock. Life is really just a mist. One minute you have it, the next you don’t.
“For the more than 20 years that I’ve known you, you’ve been such an amazing, decent and lovely soul to be around. Words fail me. May your gentle soul rest on till we meet again in glory. #CynthiaOkereke.”
Last year, Okereke was kidnapped in Enugu alongside fellow actor Clemson Cornel, but they were later released unhurt by their abductors days after they were declared missing.