Again Nollywood Loses: Amaechi Muonagor Dies @ 62 After Battle With Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Stroke


Late Amaechi Muonagor.

Amaechi Muonagor, top Nollywood actor, has has died at the age of 62.

Tony Oneweek, singer and former member, Anambra State House of Assembly, who is also a cousin to the actor, confirmed his demise via Instagram.

Amaechi reportedly died after a long battle with kidney failure.

The ace actor in November 2023, revealed that the left side of his body had been “paralysed for several months”.

The ailing actor said the sickness caught up with him while he was on a movie set.

Tony Muonagor, another cousin of Amaechi, earlier disclosed that the actor battled with kidney disease, diabetes, and stroke.

He said the actor’s condition deteriorated, requiring weekly dialysis and physiotherapy at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) in Nnewi, Anambra.

Amaechi was born on August 20, 1962. He was a native of Idemili, in Anambra State. He got married and gave birth to four children.

After his youth service in 1989, Amaechi started working for the News Agency of Nigeria.

Few years later, he left his job to play the role of Akunatakasi in ‘Taboo 1’, his first movie.

Amaechi’s demise came a few weeks after the death of John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor, another frontline Nollywood actor.

Mr. Ibu died from a cardiac arrest on March 2 at Evercare Hospital in Lagos. The 62-year-old actor had battled with a life-threatening illness for months before giving up the ghost.

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