Veteran Nollywood actor, James Uche, has died following a protracted battle with diabetes and kidney ailment.
The actor died on Wednesday, two days ahead of a scheduled trip to India for surgery.
The actor’s fund raising team said he died due to complications from diabetes and a kidney-related ailment.
A member of the team, actress Chioma Okoye, broke the news on Instagram on Wednesday evening.
“He had been experiencing fever, strange blood infections and blisters on his legs for the past three days just before he secured his visa to India for more treatment. He passed on in the ambulance on the way for his dialysis at about 2pm. He was scheduled to travel on Saturday, March 11th,” Chioma wrote.
The actor had been bedridden for several months and was in dire need of an urgent kidney transplant and eye surgery. He had been ill for eight years, suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney failure.
He also needed to undergo an urgent kidney transplant and eye surgery in India, which cost about $48,000 dollars.
He managed to raise some money for the surgery but succumbed to his illness before the operation could take place.