Popular Nollywood Actor, Junior Pope Finally Confirmed Dead

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Nollywood actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope, who drowned while attempting to cross the River Niger during the making of a movie has finally been confirmed dead.

The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, confirmed Jr Pope’s death in an Instagram post in the early hours of Thursday.

Bellnews had reported that the 39-year-old actor and three of his colleagues reportedly drowned in Delta State axis of River Niger while coming back from a movie location in a boat.

The actor would have turned 40 on May 7, 2024.

Meanwhile, SaharaReporters had also reported that the AGN National President, Rollas who had earlier confirmed that Pope drowned in the water alongside others at a movie location, in an update on the incident, took to Instagram to announce that the actor was revived and was receiving treatment in a hospital.

Also, some videos making the rounds on social media show that the actor was later revived.

But in the early hours of Thursday, Rollas took to his Instagram page to announce the eventual death of the actor and another of his colleagues.

He wrote, “It is 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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