After Battling for His Life, Actor Junior Pope Has Been Confirmed Dead by Three Hospitals — Movie Producer, Stanley

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Movie producer, Stanley has confirmed Nollywood actor, Junior Pope couldn’t make it after attempts to revive him.

It was gathered that after his body was recovered, the actor was said to have shown signs of life after a hospital attendant noticed and refused to accept his body.

However, he was later confirmed dead by three hospitals according to the movie producer.

The actor was travelling with his colleagues to a movie set when their boat capsized.

The tragic incident happened in Anambra.


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Reacting Nigerian dancer, JaneMena took to social media to wail over the sad news.

She lamented that the country failed the actor as safety measures could have saved his life.

“If you are a Nigerian and you are
not heavily angry and freaking sad
at this careless and slow death
that just happened, then truly, we
are a failed country
It could have been ANYBODY
It could have been anybody
Justice do not only come from the
government or the court of law, it can also start with
us by asking the right question.

Also, Emeka Rollas left a sad post on his Instagram page to finally confirm that the actor had died.

He wrote:

“It’s so so sad that our joy was shortlived.
My first post was out of excitement when we noticed his tingling fingers. Two notable hospitals tried their best to revive him but to no avail. God knows the best.
We finally lost him
Mr Friday corpse has been identified but three other corpses are yet to be found.

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We had earlier reported that popular Nollywood actor, Junior Pope, had tragically passed away yesterday, April 10, 2024.

The actor died alongside three of his colleagues while returning from a movie shoot when their boat capsized in Anam River, Anambra state.

Their bodies have been found following the tragic incident.

Junior Pope’s death has been confirmed by filmmaker, Samuel Olatunji. Olatunji shared the tragic news on Wednesday.

He wrote:

“Four actors including Jnr Pope fell into Anam River on their way to a location and their bodies have been recovered.

“What a sad day for Nollywood. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”

Emeka Rollas, the President of Actors Guild President has also confirmed Junior Pope’s death.

“It is true, Junior Pope died today in Asaba in a boat accident.

“We have deposited his corpse in a mortuary in Asaba.

“Four other people were involved but their bodies are yet to be recovered,”.

Just hours before the accident, Junior Pope posted a video of himself on a boat, fervently praying for a safe journey.

Sadly, the accident occurred on April 10th as they were heading back from the location.

He leaves behind his wife and three children.

Fans of the actor have taken to social media to lament the tragic end of the popular actor.

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