…as he begins final journey today
By Benjamin Njoku
Members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Imo State chapter yesterday held a candle night procession in honour of late comedian-turned-actor, Peter Onwuzurike Onyehidelam, popularly known as Dede One Day, whose remains would be laid to rest today at his country home, Umuduruori Umuarusilam Umuagwuru Mbieri, Imo State.
Dede One Day died last December after he slumped while performing at an event in Aba, following complications from high blood pressure.
The candle night procession held at Freedom Square in Owerri.
Regretting the sudden death of the actor, Chairman of AGN, Mr. Conac Umez, described Dede One Day “as one actor whose role may not be replaced by another actor for a long time to come.”
He recalled the bond of friendship that existed between the late actor and members of the guild.
Promising to support the decease’s family, Conac said that the Guild would be at his country home after the candle night to give the late popular comedian a befitting burial.
Dede One Day, who became popular for his ‘Laugh With Me’ work, passed on after battling with high blood pressure in the early morning of December 14, 2015.
Dede who anchored a program for the Abia State’s Peoples Democratic Party Secretary, Mr. Charles Esonu, in Aba. He later left there for Ugwunagbo for another event he was contracted to anchor, but couldn’t conclude it. Dede One Day is survived by wife, children and family.