OduNews.com has learned that former Nollywood actor Saint Obi has died after a prolonged illness. The actor reportedly passed away on Monday, May 7, 2023, following several months of hospital visits for treatment of an undisclosed ailment.
As of now, no official statement has been released, and it seems that Saint Obi’s sister, Mrs. Felicia Jofu, is deliberately keeping details about his passing under wraps. The status of communication with his ex-wife, Lydia, remains uncertain.
An anonymous local resident had spotted Saint Obi, whom they recognized from his acting career, multiple times before his death on Sunday. The following day, his body was taken to the morgue at JUTH. The actor had recently moved to his sister’s home in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, and was frequently seen being taken to the hospital.
A source from JUTH also confirmed that Saint Obi was often seen at the hospital. Obinna Nwafor, better known as Saint Obi, was a renowned actor hailing from Imo State. The reasons for withholding the news of his death from the public are not yet clear, but OduNews.com has confirmed from multiple sources that the beloved actor has indeed passed away.
Nollywood Mourns the Loss of Saint Obi, a Celebrated Actor and Filmmaker
The Nigerian film industry is in mourning as news of the death of renowned Nollywood actor, producer, and director Saint Obi spreads. Born Obinna Nwafor, the talented actor from Imo State leaves a lasting legacy in the world of Nigerian cinema.
Saint Obi rose to prominence in the 1990s and early 2000s, captivating audiences with his powerful performances in over 200 films. Some of his most memorable roles include appearances in “Candle Light,” “Goodbye Tomorrow,” “Heart of Gold,” “Executive Crime,” and “State of Emergency.” His charisma, acting prowess, and dedication to his craft solidified his status as one of Nollywood’s leading actors during that era.
Beyond his acting career, Saint Obi made significant contributions to the industry as a film producer and director, helping shape the Nollywood landscape. Though he had stepped back from acting in recent years, his impact on the Nigerian film industry remains undeniable.
Saint Obi’s passing has left a void in the hearts of his fans, colleagues, and the entire Nollywood community. As they come to terms with his untimely demise, they celebrate his life, achievements, and the indelible mark he leaves on the world of entertainment.