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Amaechi Muonagor’s Death Unfortunate - Actors Guild

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 25th Mar, 2024 - tori.ng

The Actors Guild of Nigeria said the actor battled with different ailments for a very long time before his death.

 
The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Enugu Chapter has mourned the passing of veteran Nollywood actor, Amechi Muonagor.
 
Recall that the actor passed away at the age of 62 over the weekend.
 
The Chairman, AGN, Enugu Chapter,  Ene Brown, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu that the death of the actor is unfortunate.
 
He said the deceased battled with different ailments for a very long time.

“His sickness became worse in 2024 with stroke, diabetics and kidney failure.

“Mounago battled with diabetes for over 10 years and has been managing it. It was only these past six months that he started appealing to the public for assistance.

“Just like John Okafor, it is not their fault that they became diabetic.

“We did our best in supporting him with the little we can as an organisation and individuals, but death is inevitable.

“‘Uncle’ as he is fondly called was energetic, friendly and acrobatic; we enjoyed him while he was alive. We really missed him so much,” he said.
 
On why the industry was recording deaths, Brown said that death is inevitable for everyone adding that the only difference was that their members were popular as actors and actresses.

“We are not God and cannot change nature. People got to know about their death and are reacting,” he said.
 
Brown said that the organisation was working to ensure that their members attended to their health by going for regular check-up.

“The organisation has initiated a health insurance scheme for members to curtail their health expenses.

“The industry is doing its best to ensure that actors/actresses sign to Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO) that allows them access to 600 hospitals in Nigeria,” he said.
 
NAN reports that the talented Nollywood actor Muonagor, a native of Idemili in Anambra, was born in Aug. 20, 1962.
 
He was an actor and producer whose presence on the screens was truly masterful.
 
In 2016, he was nominated for AMVCA 2017 Best Actor in a comedy.
 
In 1989, after his youth service, Muonagor worked for NAN for few years before he ventured into acting in his first movie as Akunatakasi in Taboo 1, a Nigerian movie.
 


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