Nollywood has lost yet another prominent actor, Rich Oganiru. Rich reportedly died on August 10, 2021, after a prolonged illness.
Two weeks ago, the late actor shared a video on his sickbed, asking for financial assistance with regards to his deteriorating health.
The post bore the caption, “This our Nollywood actor RICH OGANIRU really needs help. Please everyone should reach out before he dies…” and sadly, we lost him to the cold hands of death due to the same illness.
The news of his passing was announced via Facebook by his friend, EmstarVee.
“BREAKING……..Sunset At Noon, Tuesday 10th August 2021! Ahem… I’ve lost a good friend like a brother for years, a great Nollywood actor par excellence. I’m just speechless. R.I.P Amb. Rich Oganiru,” he wrote.
Back in 2012, Rich Oganiru was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife. According to news reports at the time, Oganiru was arrested following a petition by the family and relations of his late wife who claimed that she was poisoned by the actor so that he could acquire her wealth.
Mr Oganiru however maintained his innocence and said on numerous occasions that he never killed his multimillionaire wife. Following the incident, his career nosedived, and he never quite returned to the industry.
Rich Oganiru, who has been in the Nigerian film industry for over two decades, has featured in over 300 films that include Queen of Hasso Rock, Wasted Effort, Pay Day, Lacrima, Stoneface in Love, Givers Never Lack, His Majesty, Yellow Fe Rich Odichinma Azu ver, My Destiny, Battle Of The Rich, Political Control, Touching Love, Total Control, and Last Confession amongst others.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God rest in peace.