SAD NEWS: NOLLYWOOD ACTOR PRINCE JAMES UCHE IS DEAD
It’s a sad day in Nollywood; as Nollywood actor and filmmaker Prince James Uche has died. Uche, who had been battling with kidney disease since 2015 which left him bedridden and blind, died this afternoon in a private hospital at Festac Town, Lagos.
The Nollywood actor’s sad passing was revealed in a statement issued by his colleagues (Chioma Okoye, Rita Edochie, Emeka Ojukwu and Ejiro Okurame) who had been working hard to raise the necessary funds for Uche's treatment.
“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 2:15 pm.
"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.”
Prince James Uche’s films included Rituals, Igodo, Lost Kingdom, Coronation 1 & 2, The Python, and The Councillor.