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Popular Yoruba Nollywood actor and producer, Murphy Afolabi, is reportedly dead, All Nigeria Latest News reports.

Afolabi, who acted in thousands of Yoruba movies, was said to have fallen down in the bathroom at his house in Ikorodu, Lagos, on Sunday morning.

A filmmaker and the president of the Yoruba movies directors guild, Seun Olaiya, disclose the sad news on a WhatsApp platform populated by filmmakers.

The Managing Director of the popular movie marketing company, Corporate Pictures Nigeria Limited, Abdullahi Abdulrasaq also corroborated the sad event.

He wrote, “I swear to God just before the news, I was still hailing him. This is really a rude shock to me.”

The convener of the Best of Nollywood Awards, Seun Oloketuyi, also confirmed the news.

He said, “It is true. He passed away after taking a fall in his bathroom at his house in Ikorodu this morning.”

Tunde Ola-Yusuf, a popular filmmaker posted a picture of the late actor on Facebook and added the quote, “Rest in peace. May God give the family and close associates the fortitude to bear the loss. Good night, Murphy Afolabi.”

Yet another filmmaker, Fidelis Duker, wrote, “What is really happening? I am just watching him in a movie now.”

Afolabi, born on May 5, 1974, entered the movie industry in 2001. A graduate of Ire Polytechnic, Osun State, he featured in more than 60 films during his career. Some of his notable film credits include ‘Ifa Olokun’, ‘Omowunmi’, ‘Jimi Bendel’, ‘Wasila Coded’, ‘Olokiki Oru’, and ‘Idera’.

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