Nollywood veteran actor, Olumide Bakare is dead, Tribune reports.
According to the newspaper, the actor’s personal assistant confirmed his detan in the early hours of Saturday.
Bakare, who has been sick for more than a year was discharged from the University College Hospital (UCH) last year after he was allegedly diagnosed with a respiratory disorder problem.
It was learnt, got worse in the middle of the night and was said to have called his personal assistant to take him to UCH but died before getting to the hospital.
He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital, according to findings.
Actor, Saidi Balogun, said he received the news of his death with shock.
“Yes, it is true Olumide Bakare is dead. He died on his way to his hospital. When I called his number, his personal assistant picked his phone and told me he was dead. That’s how much I can say for now.”
Bakare, 65, is famous for his role as Chief Koko in the rested TV
series, Koko Close. A cross-over actor, he also starred alongside
Genevieve Nnaji and Hollywood’s Isaiah Washington in Tony Abulu’s 2013
film, Doctor Bello.