By Sylvester Kwentua
Talented and handsome Nollywood actor and musician, Bobby Michaels in a chat with Vanguard entertainment has revealed exclusively that the late Ernest Asuzu, who recently died aged 37, was abandoned by a lot of friends and family because they felt he was battling a spiritual problem. Excerpts…
How close were you to Ernest?
We were close friends from when we first ventured into Nollywood many years ago. But I would say we were closer years ago.
What happened in the last few years of his life?
I think he may have gotten into hard times which were probably caused by depression or something of the sort.
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Whenever an actor dies, we hear stories of how they were abandoned by Nollywood. Was Ernest abandoned by Nollywood?
I don’t think he was but when things got really bad, I can say that a lot of people left him to his fate, until he got rescued by a few kind individuals. Stories of how he was thought to have spiritual problems at some time scared a lot of folks from him back then too.
So what really caused his death, sir?
I really can’t say. I think the doctors or the autopsy will reveal that very vital information.