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Nollywood Actor, Lari Williams is dead

Nollywood actor, Lari Williams, has died at the age of 81 following an illness.

Chief Williams, who was famous for his roles in hit soap operas such as Village Headmaster, Ripples, and Mirror in The Sun, died peacefully on Sunday at his home in Ikom, Cross River State.

This was disclosed in a statement made available by the late Actor’s family.

Williams was a poet, playwright and celebrated actor both in live theatre and on screen, earning him a prestigious national honour; Member of the Order of the Federal Republic in 2008.

The veteran actor was the first president of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria and had a career that spanned over five decades.

“He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Burial arrangements will be announced soon,” the statement read.

Writing by Tina Oyinsan