Popular Yoruba actor, Alfred Rotimi Popoola has passed away on Thursday, February 27, in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
The veteran actor reportedly died at his residence in Abeokuta after a brief illness.
His demise was confirmed by the Abeokuta chapter of Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN.
He would be laid to rest today, Thursday, February 28.
In a statement confirming his death, the association announced wrote:
“It saddens me to announce the untimely death of our beloved colleague Hon. Alfred Rotimi Popoola aka Ilu Venture. After brief sickness yesterday 27th Feb., 2019.
“There will be a short memorial service at St Jude Cathedral, Church, Iberekodo, Abeokuta by 12:00noon on February 28th. In order to give him last respect, we planned to join the family at Lantoro Mortuary by 10am tomorrow from where we will move to the church. May his soul rest in peace! Ilu oooo digba ooo se,” the statement read.
Rotimi’s death is coming three weeks after actress Funmilayo Ogunsola popularly known as Ijewuru died of heart attack in Ibadan, Oyo State.