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Popular Nollywood Actor, Junior Pope Dies In Boat Accident | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Apr 10, 2024

Famous Nollywood actor Pope Odonwodo, aka Junior Pope, is dead.

The 39-year-old actor reportedly drowned while attempting to cross the River Niger during the making of a movie.

Popular Nollywood Actor, Jnr Pope has died after drowning during a movie shoot today.

Sad Day!


— Dumebi Ifeanyichukwu (@dumebi_ifeanyi) April 10, 2024

The actor would have turned 40 on May 7, 2024.

A filmmaker Sam Olatunji, confirmed the news on Wednesday.

He posted on Instagram, “Junior Pope Passes on . Sad day for Nollywood.

“Four actors including Jnr Pope fell into Anam River on their way to location and their bodies have been recovered. What a sad day for Nollywood. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

“Multiple sources confirm this sad development to us.”

One Darlington Nwobodo commented on Olatunji’s post, saying the actor shared a video some hours earlier cautioning the boat captain.

“Omo this guy posted a video some hours ago while He was on the boat saying the captain of the boat should take it easy that He is an only child and He also has 3 boys to raise. Ah! This news should better not be true oo,” he said.

An entrepreneur and entertainment enthusiast, Dami’ Adenuga also tweeted on Wednesday, “Nigerian actor, Junior Pope has sadly passed on while attempting to cross the River Niger to shoot a film. May his family be comforted .”

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