ENTERTAINMENT - Posted on: 12th May. 2022 at 11:54AM
Gbenga Richards, a veteran Nollywood actor, reportedly died early this morning after a protracted battle with his health, which kept him off the screen for a long time.

The news of his death was confirmed by his son, his ex-wife and his colleague and movie director, Mr Femi Adewale.

Gbenga Richards, who turned 60 in February, was known for his acting prowess in 30 Days (2006), Darkest Night (2005), Betrayed by Love (2004), and several TV series including playing the lead role in TOGETHER, has been in the industry for almost four decades. In an interview granted to the media some time ago, Richards said, "The first major thing I did was to represent Nigeria with Ogunde in FESTAC 77. I just left secondary school at about that same time. I was working with Punch Newspapers and was one of their cartoonists. Then I went to manage a group under Punch called Skylark Dancers; it was a promotional outfit under Skylark Records, a subsidiary of Punch Newspapers."

Before his illness took a toll on him, Richards had moved to Asaba where he was involved in the filming of several movies, a move which later caused a rift with his wife who later separated from him.

May his soul rest in peace.

Posted by: Emdee David

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