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New Year Shocker: Nollywood actor, Akintunde dies of malaria

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Popular Nollywood actor, Gbenga Akintunde, a.k.a. `Burger’ has passed away after a brief illness.

Kunle Afod, a Lagos born Nollywood actor and producer, known for his roles in Yoruba movies made the announcement via his Instagram handle @kunleafod

According to the 45 year old movie producer who hails from Oyo, and the first child from the family of four, Akintunde died on Thursday Jan.3, after visiting the hospital to complain of malaria.

“You called yesterday to confirm if I will still be holding my new year party today and I was called this afternoon that you are no more…BURGER..

“Heard you went to the hospital to complain about malaria this afternoon and in few hours u are in the mortuary…this is so sad.

“Planning to celebrate you in few days time…imagine the shock and tears..Oye olorun,’’ Afod wrote.

However, his family is yet to release a statement.


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