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See how Murphy Afolabi died in the bathroom

Murphy Afolabi

See how Murphy Afolabi died in the bathroom

Yoruba filmmaker and actor, Murphy Afolabi is reportedly dead, Just 24 hours after the death of the Nollywood actor, Saint Obi.

The Yoruba movie actor was reported to have collapsed on Sunday, May 14, 2023, in the bathroom of his home in Ikorodu, Lagos.

On a WhatsApp forum used by filmmakers, filmmaker and the president of the Yoruba movies directors guild, Seun Olaiya, shared the tragic news.

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He was corroborated by the Managing Director of the popular movie marketing company, Corporate Pictures Nigeria Limited, Abdullahi Abdulrasaq.

Olaiya wrote, “I swear to God just before the news, I was still hailing him. This is really a rude shock to me.”

READMORE: Nollywood actor, Saint Obi, dies Following Protracted Illness 

Showbiz personality and the convener of the Best of Nollywood Awards, Seun Oloketuyi, also confirmed the news to our correspondent. He said, “It is true. He passed away after taking a fall in his bathroom at his house in Ikorodu this morning.”

Another filmmaker, Tunde Ola-Yusuf, posted a picture of the late actor on Facebook and added the quote, “Rest in peace. May God give the family and close associates the fortitude to bear the loss. Good night, Murphy Afolabi.”

Yet another filmmaker, Fidelis Duker, wrote, “What is really happening? I am just watching him in a movie now.”

However, some Yoruba actors were seen commenting and commiserating with the family of the deceased.

Born on May 5, 1974, Afolabi got into the movie industry in 2001. The graduate of Ire Polytechnic, Osun State, appeared in over 60 movies before his death. His film credits include ‘Ifa Olokun’, ‘Omowunmi’, ‘Jimi Bendel’, ‘Wasila Coded’, ‘Olokiki Oru’, and ‘Idera’.

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