Nollywood Actor Gbenga Richard is dead.
The once vibrant actor was a force to reckon with in the 1990’s and early 2000’s.
Richard has been battling ill health for a while now and efforts have been made to raise money for his treatment.
He was reportedly suffering from diabetes and other related diseases, and some of his colleagues made efforts to raise money to cater for his welfare before his unfortunate demise on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
Richards, who was a force to reckon with in the early days of Nollywood, reportedly suffered from the ailments which kept him in and out of hospital until he died.
In 2021, some of his colleagues and friends solicited funds to cater for his welfare.
Comic actor, Ime Bishop Umoh aka Okon, and Emmanuel Ehumadu aka Labista took to social media to seek financial assistance for him.
Richards’ first appearance as an actor was to represent Nigeria with Hubert Ogunde at the Second World Black and African Festival of African Culture (FESTAC) in 1977.
He also featured in blockbuster movies like ‘Sango’, ‘Mirror in the Sun’, ‘Betrayal by Love’, ‘Fighting Machine’ and a host of others.