Veteran Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu, 37, has passed on after he fainted and didn’t wake up.

Asuzu began his acting career in the ’90s and rose to prominence after he starred in the 1997 Nollywood classic, ‘Rituals’.

His wife, Jennifer Asuzu, has also confirmed the sad incident which happened on Tuesday evening.

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The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, also confirmed his death.

He was the toast of Nollywood until his career nosedived after he came down with a stroke in 2015 and it affected his speech. He was also bedridden for three years.

His remains are on the way to the east for funeral rites.