It is yet another sad day for Nigeria’s showbiz industry. Actor and singer, Ernest Asuzu, is dead.
YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine sources said he died in the night of Tuesday, January 26, 2021. One of his colleagues and a fellow town’s man, Uche Ikeh, who although didn’t supply any details about how it happened, however, put it this way: “What a sad day…the news of your death this morning was a great shock to us all..u were healthy all tru yesterday.. hearing that u are dead this morning still shocks me.”
A native of Arondizuogu in Imo State, Ernest, in his late 30, was married to Jennifer, a supportive lady he met in Calabar, Cross River State and while working on a Helen Ukpabio set. The union is blessed with a son, Dave.
Hitherto on the bulky side and very good looking, a long-drawn battle with ill health took a major toll on him. Knocked down by stroke at some point, Anambra first lady, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano and Warri-based preacher, Omotu Fufeyin, came to his rescue at some point. Unfortunately, none of their efforts was enough as his failing health continued till his death.
One of the actors who owe their meteoric rise to Teco Benson, it was actually on the set of one of Teco’s films that he went into a whirlwind romance with actress and costumier, Obot Etuk, which eventually ended on a sour note.
Friends and colleagues have been eulogizing him on the social media, with the family yet to issue any official statement yet.