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UPDATED: Junior Pope, 3 Other Nollywood Actors Die in Boat Accident

Pope Odonwodo, a Nollywood actor also known as Junior Pope, has died.

On Wednesday, April 10, filmmaker Samuel Olatunji announced his death.

He stated the star and three others died when their boat capsized.

“Four performers, including Jnr Pope, fell into the Anam River on their way to a location, and their bodies were discovered.

“What a sad day for Nollywood. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,” Olatunji wrote on his Instagram page.

HowNG has not been able to identify the remaining three actors.

Junior Pope leaves behind a wife and three children.

In a video posted on his Instagram page on Wednesday, Junior Pope, who was on a boat without a life jacket, implored the captain to take it gently.

The Nollywood star encouraged his fans to watch how actors risk their lives to entertain them.

He began to plead with the captain to go slowly as he shouted, “I have three children to raise.”

In the caption, he wrote, “See me lamenting… The risk we take to entertain you; crossing river 9ja yesterday with no life jacket… Na wahoooooo… Who does that ??”

He has acted in Nollywood movies like, “Secret Adventures”, “Eye of the Eagle”, “Bitter Generation”, “Wrong Initiation,” and “Honey Money” among others.

 

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