Veteran Yoruba Actor, Alfred Rotimi is dead
TVContinental has gathered that Yoruba actor, Alfred Rotimi Popoola aka ‘Ilu Venture’ has passed away.
The talented veteran who has featured in lots of movies, passed away yesterday, Thursday, February 27 2019 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, after a brief illness. His death, which is the 4th recorded death in the Yoruba movie sector in 2019, was confirmed by the Abeokuta chapter of Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN which he was a member of.
An official statement by TAMPAN Abeokuta confirming the death and announcing the family’s burial plans, reads:
“It saddens me to announce the untimely death of our beloved colleague Hon. Alfred Rotimi Popoola aka Ilu Venture. After brief sickness yesterday 27th Feb., 2019.
There will be a short memorial service at St Jude Cathedral, Church, Iberekodo, Abeokuta by 12:00noon on February 28th. In order to give him last respect we planned to join the family at Lantoro Mortuary by 10am tomorrow from where we will move to the church. May his soul rest in peace! Ilu oooo digba ooo se”
Other Yoruba actors that have passed on in 2019 are: Gbenga Akintunde aka Burger – January 3, Adewale Olanrewaju aka Ishow Larry – January 21 and Funmilayo Ogunsola aka Ijewuru – February 4.