Another veteran Nollywood actor, Sam Loco Efe, is dead. Report says the 66-year-old comedian died Sunday morning in his hotel room after returning from location at Owerri in Imo State, Nigeria.
Imo State Police spokesman, Linus Nwaiwu said, “We have received the information on the death of Sam Loco Efe from the hotel. Our homicide unit is still working on the information.”
Also, President of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Segun Arinze said, “Yes, it is true that Sam Loco passed away tragically in his hotel room. I will be making a statement on Monday (today).” Arinze revealed that the late actor had just recently finished a new movie titled “The Unknown Prophet,” shot in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. He said the veteran actor had moved to Owerri to commence the editing of the movie.
Sam’s death comes shortly after the Nigerian movie industry buried another actor, Ashley Nwosu who died in April. He was buried in June.
Late Chief Sam Loco Efe was a multifaceted actor, writer and singer. As a trained artist, Sam will be remembered as Nollywood’s finest. His skills and dexterity on and off camera is unmatched as many see him as a true gem of the ever growing Nigerian movie industry.
The Enugu-born actor has been in the Nigerian film industry since 1960 and has starred and appeared in several movies including A Fool at 40, Games Fools Play, Magic Cup, German Wahala, Old Cargos, Across the River, Brain Box, and Men on the Run.
Details of his death will be published once confirmed. Click to watch two of his funny scenes, “Loco won’t Embrace Disgrace” & “Grammatical Clash”: