Popular Nollywood Actor Is Dead

Popular Nollywood Actor Is Dead

Romanus Amuta, a well-known Nollywood actor best known for portraying Natty in the iconic Nigerian sitcom ‘New Masquerade,’ has died.

Romanus Amuta, according to this internet news outlet, died at the age of 79.

Chukwuma Amuta, his first son said that the actor died in the early hours of Wednesday after battling a protracted disease.

He portrayed the actor as a loving parent who tried his hardest to raise his children.

“Yes! My father died this morning in Lagos after a protracted illness,” he stated.

Amuta hailed from Ukana in Udi LGA of Enugu state. He started his career in the media landscape and worked with Daily Times newspaper before delving into the movie industry.

He came into the limelight after featuring in the ‘New Masquerade’ — which was one of the most popular TV series in the 80s.

Amuta also featured in several Nollywood movies including ‘Lion Finger’ (2003), ‘Eagles Bride’ (2005) and ‘Ijele’ (1999).

His blistering career suffered a setback after he had stroke in 2009.

At the time, rumours suggesting he had died swirled on numerous occasions but his family dismissed the claims.

In 2014, Chukwuma had refuted such claim.

“I am surprised to hear such a fallacious rumour. It is true that my dad had stroke some five years ago, that is 2009. Presently, he is clinically stable and he is recovering well,” he had said.

Amuta is survived by Cordelia, his wife, and six children.

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