Renowned Nollywood actor, Amaechi Muonagor, has passed away at the age of 62 after battling a prolonged illness, according to a statement by social commentator Morris Monye via his X handle on Sunday.

Muonagor reportedly suffered from kidney failure and underwent dialysis. His death comes shortly after a viral video in which he appealed for funds to support a kidney transplant.

Expressing deep sadness over the loss, Monye described Muonagor as a talented actor whose presence on screen was captivating. Despite efforts to support him in seeking treatment, Muonagor’s health struggles underscore the pressing need for improved healthcare in the country.

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Born on August 20, 1962, in Idemili, Anambra, Muonagor was known for his acting prowess and also worked as a producer. He was nominated for the AMVCA 2017 Best Actor in a comedy category.

Muonagor began his acting career in 1989 after completing his youth service with the News Agency of Nigeria. He gained prominence for his role as Akunatakasi in the movie “Taboo 1” and continued to leave a lasting impact on the Nigerian film industry throughout his career.

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