A former Vice President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Prince James Uche, who has been battling diabetes, heart and kidney ailments since 2007, is dead.
Sources close to Uche’s family claim that he died on Wednesday morning at the age of 55.
Earlier on Sunday, the actor, whose condition had gradually deteriorated over the past years, was said to have slipped into a coma on his hospital bed. Also, it was reported, he had gone blind and could no longer stand on his feet.
Before his demise, Uche was due to travel on Saturday after a total of N15m was reportedly raised for his treatment abroad through donations by well-meaning Nigerians, including Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.