Veteran Nollywood actor, Bruno Iwuoha, died on Saturday at the age of 68, after a prolonged battle with diabetes.

His death was announced in a statement by the Director of Communications, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Monalisa Chinda Coker.

“It is on a sad note that we announce the passing away of our elder colleague and active member of AGN Abuja, Bruno Obinna Iwuoha, the statement read.

“He died in the early hours of this morning (10/04/2021) after a prolonged battle with diabetes. Bruno Iwuoha hails from Ehime Mbano Local Government Area in Umunumo Umuanunu kindred, Imo state. He was aged 68 years, survived by his wife and six children.”

The National President, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, said on behalf of the entire members of the Guild, he commiserates with the immediate family members, friends and fans.

He prayed that God would comfort them at this moment of grief and that all the souls of all faithful departed would rest in peace.

Iwuoha, until his death, was one of the biggest movie stars from the country.

He won the Best Supporting Actor award at the 3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards for his performance in the movie “Sins of the Flesh”