In a heartbreaking turn of events, the Nigerian film industry, commonly known as Nollywood, is mourning the loss of renowned actor and filmmaker, Murphy Afolabi.
Reports reaching Gist Reel indicate that the Osogbo-born artist will be laid to rest in his hometown today, May 15th, leaving a wave of devastation among fans and colleagues.
The news of Murphy Afolabi’s untimely demise reverberated across the online community just hours ago.
Fellow actor and director Tunde Ola Yusuf took to his Instagram page to confirm the tragic news, expressing his condolences and praying for Afolabi’s soul to find eternal rest.
Yusuf’s heartfelt tribute read;
“We lost a strong filmmaker, Murphy Afolabi… May God rest your soul bro.”
Further details surrounding the circumstances of Afolabi’s passing were shared by his colleague, Seun Oloketuyi.
Oloketuyi revealed that the talented actor had slipped in the bathroom, causing him to hit his head on a hard surface.
Tragically, the injuries sustained proved fatal, leading to Afolabi’s untimely demise.
Oloketuyi expressed his intention to provide additional information at a later time, stating;
“Breaking. Murphy Afolabi is dead. He died from injuries sustained from falling in the bathroom. Details later.”
Adding to the sorrow, Murphy Afolabi’s passing occurred merely days after he joyously celebrated his 49th birthday.
The news of his sudden departure has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, prompting an outpouring of tributes from his colleagues and friends on social media.
As preparations are made for his final journey, the Nollywood community and fans of Murphy Afolabi are left to mourn the loss of a remarkable artist and empathize with his grieving family.