It has been reported that veteran Nigerian Film Maker, Eddie Ugbomah, has died after a protracted battle with a terminal illness. It was learnt that Ugbomah was scheduled for surgery on Monday, May 13, but died on Saturday afternoon in a Lagos hospital.
The news of his death was broken Saturday afternoon by the Chairman, Chief Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee, Adedayo Thomas who revealed that Ugbomah died in the same Lagos hospital that he was scheduled to undergo a surgical procedure on Monday.
The famed movie director and producer was known for the true-life story movie, The Rise and Fall of Oyenusi (1977), The Boy is Good (1982, Apalara (1986), Oil Doom (1980), Death of A Black President (1984), Omiran (1986) amongst others. Though he hailed from Delta state, he spent most of his formative years in Obalende and Lafiaji, Lagos.
This is coming just after it was reported that Mr Henry, a Nollywood Movie director and a cinematographer reportedly died in a fatal motor accident while returning home from club. Henry was an elder brother to another Nollywood practitioner called Image who is into film production. It was gathered that Henry was on his way home from the club in the wee hours of Wednesday, May 8, when the unfortunate incident happened. It was learnt that four people were in the car when the accident occurred. One of the accident victims is reported to be unconscious and currently receiving treatment in hospital.
Confirming his death, Nollywood actress Ayo Adesanya has mourned the death of Mr Henry. She wrote about the fact that she was getting ready to join his movie location when the news of his death filtered in. The Actress who shared Mr Henry’s picture to mourn his demise revealed how bitter the news made her feel, she wrote: “Am sad today ……Am sad because right here and about now am supposed to be posting your set pics but its so sad and painful that i heard these terrible news …when you invited me to come on board your new production i had looked forward to being a part of it with utmost enthusiasm …just to be told of your demise as i was about to come for your shoot today… Rest in peace MR HENRY … this is just a reality check… that tomorrow is never certain …only Gods mercy keeps us alive …”
The news of his death was also announced by actor cum politician, Yul Edochie via his Instagram page. He wrote:
“I’m so so heartbroken. Henry @hpmedia30 was a good guy, a good friend of mine. Great personality. Great hustler. Known him for about 10yrs, from Camera assistant, to Director of photography, to Executive producer. Wonderful soul. Just when he settled down with a good wife and started producing his own films and making it big, death struck. What can I say? God knows best. R.I.P bro. Rest well in the bossom of the Lord.”
Source: Concise News