This is a comprehensive list of Nollywood actors and actresses who are dead. Some of them died many years ago while some died recently.
Nollywood Actors And Actresses Who Died Between The Year 2000 Till Date.
Some of the popular movie stars that have passed on in recent time include Justus Esiri, Pete Emeh, Muna Obiekwe and Toun Oni.
Nollywood Actors And Actresses Who Died 2006 – 2011.
- JT Tom West (Died: September 28, 2006)
- Francis Agu (Born: February 18, 1965 – March 20, 2007 )
- Ashley Nwosu, died on the 21st of April 2011 after battling with a liver disease
- Sam Loco Efe died on 7 August 2011
Nollywood Actors And Actresses Who Died 2012 – 2013.
- David Ihesie (Died: January 19, 2012)
- Pete Eneh (Died: November 2012)
- Enebeli Elebuwa – He died at the age of 66 in a hospital in India on the 5th December 2012 after suffering a major stroke.
- Bisi Komolafe – She died of pregnancy related complications at the University College Hospital, Ibadan on the 31st of December 2012.
- Justus Esiri (November 20, 1942 – February 19, 2013)
- Flavian Okojie (Died: October 2013)
- Tony Umole (Died: July 5, 2013)
- Collins Ifeanyi Chukwu (Died: February 15, 2013)
Nollywood Actors And Actresses Who Died 2014 – 2016.
- Chris Nkulor (Died: April 22, 2014)
- Romanus Uchenna Amuta A.K.A Natty (Died: June 7, 2014 )
- Clems Onyeka (Died: October 14, 2014)
- Olaitan Babatunde Aka Langogo (Died: December 14, 2014)
- Peter Bunor (Died: May 2, 2015)
- Festus Aguebor died on the 23rd of February 2016 at the age of 70.
- Bukky Ajayi: was a famous veteran Nollywood actress. Ajayi grew up in Nigeria but had her university education in England. The veteran actress passed away at her residence in Surulere, Lagos State on the 6th of July 2016 at the age of 82.
Nollywood Actors And Actresses Who Died 2017 – 2018.
- Prince James Uche: Prince James Uche died on the 8th of March 2017 after battling a series of ailments which include diabetes, heart and kidney disease. A few months before his death, the Abia State Government provided N10 million for his healthcare bill but it wasn’t enough to save his life.
- Olumide Bakare, passed away on the 22nd of April 2017, following a protracted battle with a respiratory disorder.
- Adeshina Adesanya, died on the 7th of May 2017, at the age of 62, as a result of complications from kidney failure.
- Moji Olaiya: The actress died of cardiac arrest on the 17th of May, 2017 at the age of 42.
- Victor Eze: He passed away on the 25th of June, 2017, after a long battle with stroke.
- Adebayo Faleti: The veteran actor was responsible for translating the country’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba. He passed away on the 23rd of July 2017, at the age of 86.
- Obi Madubogwo, died on the 28th of August, 2017 after battling with chronic diabetic sore.
- Alhaji Kasimu Yero: He died at the age of 70 on the 3rd of September, 2017 in Kaduna State after battling a protracted illness.
- Okwy Chukwujekwu, died in September 2017 from an asthma attack.
- Funke Abisogun – Funke Abisogun Alhassan was a popular Nollywood Yoruba actress. She passed away in October 2017 a few days after giving birth to her baby.
- Uduak Akrah (Died: August 25th 2018)
Nollywood Actors And Actresses Who Died 2019.
1. Gbenga Akintunde aka Burger – died at the age of 47 on January 4 2019
2. Adewale Olarenwaju aka ‘Ishow Larry’ – passed away after a brief illness on January 21, 2019
3. Olawale Michael Oke popularly called MC Wale MS – died 23rd of January 2019 after a brief illness.
4. Funmilayo Ogunsola aka Ijewur – died February 4, 2019
5. Rotimi Alfred Popoola – died February 27, 2019
6. Tony Anyasodor Uzordinma – popularly called Uncle T, Passed away at FMC Owerri on March 7, 2019, after battling diabetes for a long period of time.S
7. On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the death of ‘Behind the Clouds’ producer, Paul Emema, was announced
8. Abe Ishola Monsurat Olabisi aka Bisket
9. LinChung Duke Oliver a.k.a Silvanus
10. Nollywood director and movie producer Ifeanyi Onyeabor – He died on the early morning of Good Friday – April 19, 2019
11. Prince Dammy Eke slumped to death at a bar in Rivers State 28 April, 2019.