A veteran Nollywood actor, Cynthia Okereke has died.
The actress, who had featured in scores of movies, was said to have died Tuesday night.
A colleague of hers in the industry, Joseph Okechukwu, disclosed this on his Facebook page on Wednesday, stating;
“May you rest in peace, dear Nwanyi oma. I am utterly devastated and at a loss for words. The fact that I was on the verge of finalizing your travel arrangements to complete what we had begun, only to learn that you departed this world last night, is one of the most difficult things I have ever had to grapple with recently. I pray that I will be able to recover from this profound shock. Life truly is fleeting. One moment you have it, the next it slips away.
“Throughout the more than 20 years I have known you, you have been an incredible, honorable, and lovely soul to be around. I never could have imagined that you would depart so abruptly and unceremoniously. Words fail me.
“Rest in eternal peace, Cynthia. May your gentle soul find tranquility until we reunite in glory,” he wrote.
Joseph, a filmmaker in the entertainment industry, expressed deep sorrow over the veteran actor’s demise.
It could be recalled that Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel were kidnapped last year on their way back from a movie shoot in Ozalla town, Enugu State, precisely on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Nollywood actors have also expressed their grief over the loss of the late actress, renowned for her nurturing roles in epic Nigerian movies.