Nollywood was thrown into a mourning mood in the early hours of Thursday, as it lost one of its respected actor Ashley Nwosu to the cold hands of death.
Ashley Nwosu died barely 24 hours after he fell into coma at the Military Hospital, Yaba, where he was been treated for severe liver problems on Wednesday.
Actor Kanayo O. Kanayo and celebrated film director, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen confirmed his death .
They described the departed actor as “a gentleman and a seasoned actor,”adding that the industry has lost one of its finest actor.”
“It is very shocking and sad indeed. The industry has not finished mourning the sudden death of the comedian, C John, before another death occurred. I’m heart broken.” lamented Lancelot.
Vanguard, however gathered that Ashley was in a critical condition before he finally gave up the ghost.
According to an eye witness, “Ashley could not eat, or walk, and was looking darker than ever. He was been fed by a tube. He gave up the ghost this Morning.”
One of Nollywood’s first generation actors, Ashley Nwosu most often played the role of husband, Dad, Pimp or ‘Sugar Daddy’ bringing to bare his sheer excellence and talent on screen.
He has starred in countless number of movies including; ‘Endless Night’, ‘Between Two Walls’, ‘Power Brokers’, Foreign Affairs, Gift from the Grave, Lagos Babes and Ghetto Love.