Veteran Nollywood actor, Femi Ogunrombi, is dead.
Ogunrombi who is popular for his role in Wale Adenuga’s Comedy series, Papa Ajasco, was confirmed dead by Shaibu Husseini, a Theatre practitioner.
“I was told that the actor, singer, highlifist and trained Nurse whom we fondly called ‘Uncle Ogurombo’ (not to his hearing though) passed on this evening”, he wrote on his social media pages.
Mr. Femi Ogunrombi took over the character, Papa Ajasco when the former character, Abiodun Ayoyinka pulled out of the show and he carried on with the role while it lasted.
But reacting to his death via his Facebook timeliness, hours after, the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, described him as an unforgettable character that will be sorely missed.
“Femi Ogunrombi, better known as ‘Papa Ajasco’ in Wale Adenuga’s popular comedy series, brought joy and laughter into our homes.
“He is unforgettable and will be sorely missed. I express my condolences to his family and friends and the fraternity of Nollywood and the Actors Guild of Nigeria. May his soul rest in peace.
Source: Sunday Sun