Emeka Rollas, the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, has refuted reports that the veteran Nigerian actor Don Brymo collapsed and died on set.
Actor Don Brymo passed away on Thursday.
It was rumoured that the actor collapsed at a movie set on Wednesday and was rushed to the hospital in Anambra State where he died on Thursday.
Reacting to the reports in a statement released on his official Instagram page, Emeka Rollas debunked the viral report and stated that the actor’s sudden death has thrown the entire Guild into mourning.
While commiserating with the family of the deceased, Rollas noted that the AGN has commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Brymo’s death.
He said: “Actors Guild of Nigeria was thrown into another state of grief following the sudden demise of Don Brymo who was reported to have slumped on a film set in Rivers State and later passed on.
“This tragic death came as a rude shock and has thrown the entire Guild into another grieving moment as we mourn his death. I have taken reports from all the actors on the set with him and found out that he didn’t collapse on set as widely speculated.
“While I commiserate with his immediate family, we have commenced a preliminary investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death, especially from the hospital where he was rushed to.
“I and the entire members of the Guild are saddened by this tragic development of a death that could have possibly been avoided if urgent intervention was provided. May Don Brymo’s soul rest in peace and may God comfort all of us left behind to mourn him.”