The actor suffered from severe diabetes and high blood pressure.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Gbenga Richards, a Nigerian actor, has died.
After suffering many ailments, the actor died on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
According to multiple accounts, the actor suffered from severe diabetes and high blood pressure.
Richards, who was a force to be reckoned with in the early days of Nollywood, was said to have suffered from infirmities that kept him in and out of the hospital till his death.
Friends of the movie star raised donations for his deteriorating health a few years back.
Richards made his first appearance as an actor in 1977, when he represented Nigeria alongside Hubert Ogunde at the Second World Black and African Festival of African Culture (FESTAC).
He has appeared in major movies such as ‘Sango,’ ‘Mirror in the Sun,’ ‘Betrayal by Love,’ ‘Fighting Machine,’ and a slew of others.
He was formerly married to Nollywood actress Florence Richards, but the couple divorced in 2019.
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