Vanguard (Lagos)

20 February 2013

Nigeria: Veteran Actor Justus Esiri Dies!

Just when everyone thought the rampaging spirit of death would atleast give the entertainment industry a break another solid entertainer and popular actor Justus Esiri has passed on.

Details of the circumstances that led to his death are still sketchy as the news is only breaking. We however know that his son, pop singer Dr Sid has put up a photo of Justus Esiri on his twitter avatar and updated his bio as 'RIP Dad'.

The Actors Guild of Nigeria are expected to give a statement soon as the shock of Justus Esiri's passing resonates through the industry.

In a career that spanned decades, late Mr Esiri, shot to lime light in the 70s with his most popular role to date 'Headmaster' in the nationwide series 'Village Headmaster' which aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

Justus Esiri's death comes two months after Enebeli Elebuwa died in an indian hospital and eighteen months after legendary actor Sam Loko Efe also took his bow.

Late Mr Esiri was married to his wife Omiete and together they had six children, one of them being Dentist-turned pop artiste Dr SID.

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