It was a sad day for Nigerian movie industry commonly called Nollywood as the cold hand of death snatched one of its own in the very hot afternoon Wednesday March 8, 2017.
The incident threw the Nollywood into mourning as the actor who was identified as James Uche had battle several illness including; Diabetes, Blindness, high blood pressure and kidney disease.
The veteran actor, died at a private medical hospital in Festac town area of Lagos state, Nigeria where he had been for two years now.
Hospital sources said the late actor had been unconscious for the past 5 days and was being taken in an ambulance for dialysis at another hospital when he died at 2:15pm. He was scheduled to travel to India this Saturday for further treatment. He was 55 years old.
According to statement from Prince James Uche’s colleagues who have been rallying round for his medical bills abroad, he started behaving funny since Sunday morning and passed on this afternoon.
The statement signed by Ejiro Okurame reads in part: ”WE THE CAMPAIGN TEAM CHIOMA OKOYE RITA EDOCHIE EMEKA OJUKWU (TORINO) EJIRO OKURAME. (SAVEPRINCEJAMESUCHECAMPAIGNTEAM). We regret to be the bearers of this sad news, but our COLLEAGUE, father, husband [PRINCE JAMES UCHE) passed on [Wednesday] from complications following Diabetes Blindness, BP, kidney.He has been experiencing fever, strange blood infection, and strange blisters on his legs for the past three days after he secured his Visa before he passed on today Wednesday March 8th in the Ambulance on his way for Dialysis at 2:15pm.. He was meant to travel this Saturday March 11th to India for his surgery…We sincerely want to thank everyone who donated to save this great man…we shall keep you all posted…”