One of the top actors in the Nigerian movie industry, Prince James Uche, has been reported dead.
Mr Uche, who played a prominent role in the movie industry some years ago, was said to have died on Wednesday after a long battle with illness.
He was supposed to be flown to India this weekend for proper medical attention after a campaign to raise funds for the trip was arranged by his colleagues.
His health deteriorated due to financial issues and it took several pleas from his family members, especially his son, before any help could be rendered to him.
Early this year, his son posted a video on YouTube, informing Nigerians that his father had been ejected from the hospital in Lagos because they could not foot his bills.
Confirming his demise, a member of his financial aid campaign team, Chioma Okoye, an actress, said “We the Campaign team; Chioma Okoye, Rita Edochie, Emeka Ojukwu (Torino) Ejiro Okurame regret to be the bearers of this sad news, but our colleague, father, husband, Prince James Uche passed on [Wednesday] from complications following diabetes blindness, BP and kidney related issues.
“He has been experiencing fever, strange blood infection, and strange blisters on his legs for the past three days after he secured his visa before he passed on today Wednesday March 8th in the ambulance on his way for dialysis at 2:15pm.
“He was meant to travel this Saturday March 11th to India for his surgery.
“We sincerely want to thank everyone who donated to save this great man, we shall keep you all posted.”