Sani Garba SK
Popular Kannywood actor, Sani Garba SK, has passed on at the age of 53.
He died at the Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Hospital in Nasarawa area of Kano on Wednesday after a protracted illness.
SK was born on June 15, 1968 in Sokoto State, Nigeria, and moved to Kano where he kick-started his movie career in 1999. He made his debut with the movie, Juyin Mulki.
According to BBC Hausa Service, a Kannywood producer Abdul Amart confirmed the death of SK on Wednesday.
Amart said SK spent nearly three years battling illness, but that his condition deteriorated recently.
The actor had battled diabetes, which later developed into liver and kidney problem as well as high blood pressure.