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Stop questioning why Nollywood stars die -Rita Edochie

Nollywood veteran actress, Rita Edochie, has called on Nigerians to stop questioning the death of Nollywood movie stars, saying death is only a displeasing call of nature that comes knocking and cannot be avoided.

The renowned actress, who took to her Instagram page @ritaedochie to frown at questions like “What is happening in Nollywood?”, said death is inevitable, “it knocks at everyone’s door; not just actors alone.”

According to her, “celebrities are humans as well. The same way other people in different walks of life die, that is the same way celebrities die, too.”

She added that people easily react to news of the death of celebrities, either positively or negatively, due to their popularity, following the impacts they had made in the entertainment industry.

“If teachers, doctors, lawyers, businessmen and women, even pastors can die, then what is so different about the death of filmmakers?

“People, especially in Nigeria, often come up with questions like: what is happening in Nollywood? Why are actors dying? Something has gone ‘bla bla bla: what has gone wrong?

“Are actors not humans too? Please, questions like this are annoying and ought to stop because death is only a displeasing call of nature,” she wrote.

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Meanwhile, the actress, mourning Muonagor, who died on Sunday, March 24 at the age of 62 after a prolonged illness, said the late actor tried his best to live, but when it was time for him to go, nothing could stop it.

“It was too bad he couldn’t recover from this illness. Amaechi, your departure has left an irreplaceable void in the midst of my family and I.

“You were more than a brother and colleague; you were a beacon of light, illuminating our days with your infectious laughter and unwavering kindness.

“Your absence is felt deeply, as we remember the countless moments shared and the lessons learned from your wisdom.

“Your dedication to your work and your unwavering spirit in the face of adversity were an inspiration to us all.

“While we mourn your loss, we also celebrate the beautiful life you lived and the indelible mark you left on our hearts.

“Rest peacefully dear brother and friend, knowing that your legacy will continue to inspire and uplift us in the days ahead.

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“Rest in power my dear brother, friend and colleague, Chief Amaechi Muonagor. May God Almighty grant the family you left behind the fortitude to bear the loss, Amen,” she wrote.

The actress had solicited financial support for the late actor a few days ago. (NAN)

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