Gbenga Richards is dead, the veteran Nollywood actor reportedly passed away in the early hours of Thursday, May 12, after a long battle with an undisclosed ailment.
Some of his colleagues had in 2021, taken to social media to solicit funds from well-meaning Nigerians to finance his medical treatment.
But sadly, the once-vibrant actor who was a force in the movie industry in the 90s and early 2000s has succumbed to the illness.
Femi Adewale, a media personality and TV Director, announced the devastating news of the actor’s death on his Facebook page today, May 12.
“Good night Gbenga Richards.
Another Nollywood icon is gone.
A gem is lost.
My brother and friend is gone to be with his creator.
May the Lord rest ur soul in Jesus name,” he wrote while sharing a photo of the actor.