Nollywood star Chikezie Uwazie went dead after undergoing a second brain operation.
One of his professional colleagues, Obey Etok, shared the news of Uwazies’ passing on Sunday night on her Instagram page.
According to reports, Uwazie went to the US for brain surgery.
“I can’t imagine am posting this. Chikezie Uwazie goneeeee. After a 2nd brain surgery. Gini na emezi. Am so shocked to get this news this evening. Just got this from our IMSU alumni platform. I thought you told me you were going to the states for greener pastures. You promised to come back some years back but I didn’t see you. Can’t believe you are gone but God knows best. Rest on Chyko.” she said.
When contacted by newsmen, Abubakar Yakubu, secretary of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), confirmed the actor is dead.
Yakubu said the AGN had received the news of his death, adding that he died of brain surgery.
He said the actor had one surgery to his brain “but didn’t survive the second one”.
Uwazie’s demise is coming barely a day after Nollywood received the death news of Murphy Afolabi.
Afolabi was said to have died after he slumped in the bathroom.
He had celebrated his 49th birthday nine days earlier.
There are also rumours that Saint Obi, the ace actor, passed away a few days ago.