Junior Pope: Nigerian Actor Dies During Movie Shoot, Fans Mourn Him: "Tell Me This Is Not True"

Junior Pope: Nigerian Actor Dies During Movie Shoot, Fans Mourn Him: "Tell Me This Is Not True"

  • It is a sad day in Nollywood as a popular actor Junior Pope died on his way to a movie location
  • The news was shared by filmmaker Sam Olatunji, who revealed that the cause of the actor's death, and three others
  • Some of his fans have been left in shock as they expressed sadness over the passing of the talented role interpreter

Famous Nollywood actor Pope Odonwodo, aka Junior Pope, is dead. His passing was announced on Wednesday, April 10, by filmmaker Sam Olatunji, who noted that the actor died with three others after their boat capsized.

Pope Junior in stylish attire
Pope Junior passes on. Image credit: @jnrpope
Source: UGC

They were going to a movie location when the unfortunate incident happened. Several of his fans are in disbelief as the bubbling actor was still in his usual self a day before he died.

The actor is known to show off his wife and children and he puts in effort to interpret his movie roles. Aside from being a movie star, Junior Pope is also involved in skit-making and he gets the attention of his fans with his videos. He was aged 39.

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Sam posted a picture of Junior Pope with the caption below:

"Four actors including Jnr Pope fell into Anam River on their way to location and their bodies have been recovered. What a sad day for Nollywood. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Multiple sources confirm this sad development to us."

Fans react to Junior Pope's death

Several fans and colleagues of the actor have reacted to his passing. See some of the comments below:


"Omo this guy posted a video some hours ago while He was on the boat saying the captain of the boat should take it easy that He is an only child and He also has 3 boys to raise. Ah! This news should better not be true o."


"Den dey take dis kain tin play?"

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"God abeg."


"Haaaa no God forbid haaaa no. No.:"


"What’s going on in nollywood? Jesus!!!"


"God forbid."




"No no no no no no no."


"It’s a lie."


"God Abeg."


"God forbid jnr pope dying."


"God forbid. Y u go talk like dis,who passes on,pls stop and stop ahaha


"Haaa... This can't be true na."

Source: Legit.ng

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