Bad news hit the Nollywood movie industry as one of their colleagues lost his life recently. It was gathered that the Nollywood actor Leonard Chimezie Onyemachi has been battling kidney disease since he was diagnosed with it in the year 2016.
However, he had another kidney transplant in 2020, though the kidney transplant wasn’t accurate as he had to do another one last week, but started to formulate complications.
Unfortunately, he died on Saturday, the 14th of May. Confirming sad news, Nollywood actress, Chioma Toplis, announced his death in a post on Instagram on Monday.
According to Chioma, “Actor Leo Mezie is dead. He died on Saturday in Abuja while recovering from a kidney transplant. His corpse has been moved to Umuahia his hometown. RIP Leo,” Chioma Toplis posted.
Meanwhile, When the news of Mezie’s ailment came to be public knowledge, numerous people accused Nollywood stakeholders of insulting the sensibility of Nigerians by asking people to contribute money for Mezie, when in fact, stakeholders in the industry could have easily done so.CLICK HERE