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AGN Confirms Junior Pope’s Death

Nollywood Actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo, has been confirmed dead.

This follows a few hours after he was said to have been resuscitated.

The film star was earlier said to have fallen into the River Niger in Asaba, Delta state on his way to a movie location in the company of some other actors..

“Yes. It happened at Asaba, River Niger. He had a fatal boat mishap. Unfortunately, he lost his life with four others that have not been identified yet,” Abubakar Yakubu, the national secretary of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), told TheCable Lifestyle on Wednesday.

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A few hours later, Yakubu said the actor “is alive but in a coma”. He also disclosed that a medical team was called to resuscitate Pope.

According to the AGN secretary, the film star was receiving treatment in the hospital.

“Yes. He is alive. God has done it for us. He was in a coma all this while. Fortunately, when the medical team called, they said there is still life in him and they resuscitated him,” he said.

“Presently he is in the hospital now. Receiving further treatment. I can confirm that he is alive.”

But on Thursday morning, Emeka Rollas, president of the AGN, confirmed the death of Pope.

Rollas, who had earlier announced that he was “alive”, said: “My first post was out of excitement when we noticed his tingling fingers”.

“It is so so sad that our joy was shortlived. My first post was out of excitement when we noticed his tingling fingers. Two notable hospitals tried their best to revive him but to no avail. God knows the best. We finally lost him,” he wrote on Instagram. – TC

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