Nigerian actor Amaechi Muonagor dies days after seeking financial assistance

Nollywood legend Amaechi Muonagor dies aged 62

Veteran Nigerian actor Amaechi Muonagor has sadly passed away at the age of 62 after a prolonged battle with stroke and kidney-related diseases.

Sources close to the actor revealed that he had been undergoing weekly dialysis and physiotherapy to treat the paralysis caused by the stroke.

The actor’s death was announced on social media by a commentator who expressed deep sorrow at the loss of such a talented Nollywood star. The commentator highlighted the need for better healthcare in the country, as Amaechi Muonagor had been seeking treatment in India before his passing.

Just a week before his death, Amaechi Muonagor had appealed to the public for financial assistance to fund his medical expenses for a kidney transplant. His health had deteriorated, affecting his speech and movement, making it difficult for him to seek treatment on his own.

A video shared on social media showed the actor lying unwell on a bed, with a fellow actor by his side. Amaechi Muonagor had been battling the effects of a stroke for nearly a year, which had landed him in the hospital for months of recovery.

Known for his roles in popular films like “2 Rats”, “Aki Na Ukwa”, and “Karishika”, Amaechi Muonagor’s passing marks another loss in the Nollywood industry. His death comes just three weeks after the passing of his colleague John Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu.

The Nigerian entertainment industry mourns the loss of yet another talented actor, highlighting the importance of accessible healthcare and support for those in need. Amaechi Muonagor’s legacy in Nollywood will always be remembered and cherished by his fans and colleagues.


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