Murphy Afolabi Died After Bathroom Fall, Family Confirms
The actor will be buried in Lagos, where he lived with his family before his death.
News Agency of Nigeria
The family of late Nollywood Yoruba Actor Murphy Afolabi in Osogbo, Osun, says his death is sad and heartbreaking.
While speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, Yusuf Lateef, the family head of Fetuata, Afolabi’s family compound in Osogbo, said the news of the death of the actor left everyone crying.
He said they got information about Afolabi’s demise: he collapsed in the bathroom. He said he was rushed to the hospital thereafter, where he was pronounced dead.
He said his body was deposited at the morgue and would be buried later today.
“Initially we were planning to have him buried here, in Osogbo but his children insisted that he should be buried in Lagos, where he resides with his family.
“As his family in Osogbo, we have been meeting and making plans concerning his burial and we will be sending representatives to Lagos this morning (May 15, 2023),” he said.
He said the bond of family is very strong and that irrespective of the status anybody attained in life, they should never forsake their family.
Alhaji Murufudeen Lawal, Osun Governor of Theater Acts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), who was at the Afolabi’s family compound in Osun on a condolence visit, said the death of the actor was a big loss to the Yoruba film industry.
Lawal said the late actor had contributed immensely to the growth of the Yoruba movie sector and that the vacuum his death had created would be very difficult to fill.
He commiserated with the actor’s family, friends, and fans, asking them to take solace in the fact that life is ephemeral and that everything that happens in life is according to the will of God.
NAN reports that Afolabi, 49, a Yoruba movie actor, producer, and director, was said to have collapsed and died in his bathroom, in Ikorodu, Lagos, on Sunday morning.
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