The Nigerian film industry has lost another veteran actor.
Prince James Uche who has been battling with diabetes, blindness, BP and kidney disease, has died.
According to reports, he died Wednesday afternoon (March 8) at a private medical hospital, Godspower Hospital, in Festac town where he had been admitted for two years now. He had been unconscious for the past 5 days and was on his way for dialysis in an ambulance when he died at 2:15pm.
He was scheduled to travel to India this Saturday for further treatment. He was 55 years old.
His colleagues who have been involved in campaigning for funds for the late actor also confirmed the sad news;
He is survived by a wife and three children.
Prince James Uche was known for his roles in Igodo (1999), Coronation 2 (2004) and The Councillor (2005). The sickness of 8 years kept him off the screen, made his family desert him and got him evicted from his home in Gbagada.
It will be recalled that the sickness of the actor earlier in this year became a topic of discuss with the Actors Guild of Nigeria being accused of abandoning the actor, but the former President, Ibinabo Fiberesima, had to come out to clear the air on the issue that the AGN had done its best to care for the actor.
May his soul rest in peace. Our prayers are with his family at this difficult time.