Veteran Nollywood Actress, Cynthia Okereke, has died at the age of 63.
The actress was kidnapped last year alongside popular actor, Clemson Cornel, while filming in Enugu state.
Mr. Emma Onyemeziem, Chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Delta State chapter, has confirmed Okereke’s death.
According to him, the actress died on the early hours of Wednesday, 12th July, 2023, from an undisclosed ailment.
Although the cause of her death is yet to be ascertained, Onyemeziem said that Cynthia Okereke had been managing her health all this while.
Meanwhile, Joseph Okechukwu also confirmed the news in a post on his verified Twitter handle.
Sharing a photo of the veteran actress on his page, he wrote,
“REST IN PEACE, Nwanyi oma. I am shattered beyond words.
The fact that I was about to pay for your flight ticket to come and finish what we started only to hear you went to be with Lord just last night is one of the toughest things I have had to deal with in recent times.
“I pray I am able to recover from the shock. Life is really just a mist. One minute you have it, the next you don’t. For the more than 20 years that I’ve known you, you’ve been such an amazing, decent and lovely soul to be around. Words fail me. May your gentle soul rest on till we meet again in glory. #CynthiaOkereke.”