Tragedy struck Nollywood once more as Olu Jacobs passed away at the age of 81

The Nollywood entertainment industry is in mourning once again as legendary actor Olu Jacobs has passed away after a long battle with a protracted illness.

Movie producer Stanley Ontop shared the tragic news on his official Instagram page just minutes ago. The 81-year-old actor, who was set to celebrate his birthday in a few weeks, had been suffering from Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) for an extended period.

He shared photos of the late actor with the caption: “Veteran actor Sir Olu Jacob has passed away after a long battle with illness. Rest with the Lord, sir. Shalom.”

It is worth noting that Nollywood also recently lost veteran actress Stella Ikwuegbu after a prolonged battle with leg cancer.

Many fans expressed their sorrow over the actor’s passing in the comment section.

Read some comments below:

Macy Macy stated: “Omo this is really sad, why him?😪💔”

luklex said: “Omo It shouldn’t have been him.”

J3zy Trabay said: “Sleep easy Legend, you’ll never be forgotten, this world is not our own.🕊️”

Mr G asked: “God, what’s happening 😭”

only one BENEFITS write: “Rip legend your presence in the movie industry will be missed”