Sam Loco Efe, a popular Nollywood actor is dead. He died in his hotel room in Owerri, Imo state shortly after returning from location of a film that he was directing titled “Unknown Prophet”.
His body was discovered in his hotel room after he did not show up the next day. The day before he had asked the cast and crew to return to their hotel rooms and return the next day to continue shooting the film. But his colleagues got worried when he didn’t show up for breakfast and when they forced the door of his room open, they discovered his body on the bed.
The Imo State Commissioner of Police confirmed his death saying, "It is true. He died in Rapour Hotel in Owerri. We are in the process of going to mortuary now. We heard he had been sick for one week and he had just been discharged. He died last night. We will give you other details later.”
Sam Loco Efe was from Benin City in Edo State and spoke Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa fluently. He had been in the Nigerian theater scene for over four decades and had performed in several movies and plays on stage and on television. He was part of the Nigerian troupe at FESTAC 77, when Nigeria hosted the world in arts and culture at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.
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Leramo Richard Oluwafemi Ota, Nigeria September 04, 2011
Why is it that good trees don't last in the forest? Too bad !!! Well may you have eternal rest.
Avaa mike Jinja, kakira, Uganda August 12, 2011
He used to make my day.may his soul rest on the right hand of the almighty!
chrisdon nwankwo Nnewi, Niageria August 10, 2011
his death was a great departuure but for a hero like him. let him rest in peace
Martin Male Kampala., Uganda August 09, 2011
This is one of the saddest moments for us African movie watchers. It is a pity we have lost Sam. May God rest his soul in eternal peace and strengthen his family and all African film enthusiasts as we mourn our fallen entertainer. Rest in Peace Sam.
scantyAK47 onitsha, nigeria August 09, 2011
The hotel manager should be arrested and even detain for a while until all the investation carried out on the hotel appears to be considered truthful cos i cant see the reason why a healthy man yesterday die tommorow without even complaining of any sickeness.