Veteran actor Amaechi Muonagor dies at 61 after battling with kidney disease

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Ameachi Muonagor has died on Sunday at the age of 61, his fans and family have mourned his demise.

It was said that he has passed away after a prolong battle with kidney disease, the actor, is known for his comical roles on screen, as fans took to social media on Sunday to mourn his death.

Emeka Rollas, the Chairman, Actors Guild of Nigeria, could’nt be reached immediately for comments on the actor’s death as phone calls and texts made his known line were not responded to on Sunday evening.

However, Morris Monye a social commentator, took to his  X platform @Morris_Monye, while mourning the actor, he stated that funds were raised to assist the deceased as he battled with health issues.

The news of his demise came  few days after a viral video where the actor solicited funds to enable him have a Kidney transplant.

Monye wrote, “Deeply heartbroken by the news of Amaechi Muonagor’s passing. He was a talented Nollywood actor whose presence on our screens was truly masterful.

“We watched with concern as he battled health issues, offering whatever support we could to help him seek treatment in India. This tragic loss highlights the need for better healthcare in our country.”

Earlier, in a viral video, the veteran actor, was seen in bed begging for financial support from Nigerians with  bandage on his chest, barely able to talk.

Another actor, sitting next to him, explained that Muonagor needed money to pay for a kidney transplant.

His death was like a shock to Nigerians as they are yet to get past the death of Nollywood actor John Okafor, better known as Mr Ibu, who also passed away last month.

An X user, @Oluomoofderby, while mourning the actor, wrote, “May his soul rest in peace. The healthcare systems in Western and Asian countries that are being patronised by Nigerian leaders only exist because they were developed. They are consistently maintained, through political commitment and visionary leadership, qualities that are clearly lacking in Nigeria. Maybe you like it or not, the poor healthcare system in our country is going to affect every one of us. We all need to wake up and demand a better healthcare system in Nigeria.”

Another user, @alesolas, said, “May his soul rest in perfect peace. Aside from the name Nigeria, nothing is working in the country.”

@mister_ade5 wrote “We’ve lost a Nollywood Legend. RIP Legend Amaechi Muonagor.”

“From Mr Ibu to Amaechi Muonagor. In less than a month, we lost both of them,” @Oladapomikky1 posted.

Ameachi was born August 20, 1962, and was also a native of Idemili, in Anambra state.

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