Veteran Nigerian actor, Ernest Asuzu is dead.
According to reports, the actor who went viral last year after he was spotted begging for alms on the street of Lagos died in the early hours of Wednesday.
The cause of his death was not disclosed as at the time of going to press.
Ernest Asuzu began his acting career in the ’90s and rose to prominence after he starred in the 1997 Nollywood classic, ‘Rituals’
He was the toast of Nollywood until his career nosedived after he came down with a stroke in 2015 and it affected his speech. He was also bedridden for three years.
In 2015, he announced that Jeremiah Funfeyin of Mercyland Deliverance Ministry healed him of stroke.
The cleric reportedly gave him a new SUV valued at about N3.5m and N1.5m as startup capital to help revive his career. For eight years, he battled depression and was rumoured dead at some point.