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Veteran Yoruba Actor, Murphy Afolabi Is Dead; Remains Have been Laid To Rest

Star Yoruba actor Murphy Afolabi is reportedly dead.

Seun Oloketuyi, head of the Yoruba movies directors guild and creator of the Best of Nollywood Awards, broke the news of his passing to the public. According to reports, the actor’s restroom slip-and-fall complications led to his death. Afolabi died less than twenty-four hours after Saint Obi, another Nollywood celebrity, was reported dead. Meanwhile, several Nollywood stars have sent condolences for the late actor on their social media accounts; some were present at the burial as his remains were laid to rest.

Veteran Yoruba Actor, Murphy Afolabi Is Dead; Remains Have Been Laid To Rest, Yours Truly, News, May 23, 2024

Veteran Yoruba Actor, Murphy Afolabi Is Dead; Remains Have Been Laid To Rest, Yours Truly, News, May 23, 2024

In response to the news, Odunlade Adekola, a famous Yoruba actor, uploaded a photo of Afolabi with the message, “Jesus Christ, we lost Murphy.”

Kemi Afolabi said: “Phew! Rest in peace, sir. Death is a debt everyone owes and must pay.”

Kunle Afod wrote on Instagram, “R.I.P Adedigba. We will surely miss you. We drank from your River of knowledge; we know how important you are. The sad news this morning really broke my heart @alafinoro1 sun re ooo,”

In another post, the actor said: “Another library is burnt down today. A great philosopher. An icon with so much Yoruba knowledge. A lover of God @alafinoro1. You departed this sinful world early hour of today. May your gentle soul rest in peace.”

Reacting to Afod’s post, Yomi Fabiyi said, “May his soul RIP.”

Yinka Quadri, Madam Saje, and others commented on Kunle Afod’s post. Osun State is where the well-known Nigerian actor was born. He was an Osogbo native. The 49-year-old actor attended Ire Polytechnic, Osun, to study film production, mass communication, and theater arts.

Veteran Yoruba Actor, Murphy Afolabi Is Dead; Remains Have Been Laid To Rest, Yours Truly, News, May 23, 2024

On May 5, Murphy Afolabi celebrated his birthday; a week after his birthday, he passed away. The actor had thanked God and asked him to grant him a particular request. He prayed to God for blessings, grace, fortitude, and bravery to provide for him dutifully.

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