Photos From Junior Pope’s Burial Surface, Trigger Emotions: “Life Is Just Useless”

Photos From Junior Pope’s Burial Surface, Trigger Emotions: “Life Is Just Useless”

  • Heartbreaking images from the ongoing burial of the late actor, John Paul Odonwodo, aka Junior Pope, have surfaced online
  • His widow was dressed in all black with dark shades on while holding her three boys close
  • Another picture saw people who seemed like his family members sitting close to the deceased's coffin while in church

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The burial ceremony of Nigerian actor John Paul Odonwodo, aka Junior Pope, who died a month ago, is ongoing. The first set of photos from the event has emerged on social media, sparking reactions.

The actor's burial ceremony is taking place at his hometown, Ukehe, in Nsukka, Igboetiti LGA of Enugu state.

Junior Pope's burial in Enugu
Photos from actor Junior Pope's burial ceremony surfaces online Credit: @jnrpope
Source: Instagram

Junior Pope's first son looks emotional

The sons of the deceased are yet to fully come to terms with the death of their beloved father.

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In one of the images shared, Junior Pope's first son could be seen with an emotional expression. A family member held a fan to his face to comfort him.

See the images below:

Recall that the actor tragically died on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, alongside four others, who drowned after their boat capsized in Anam River in Anambra state while returning from a movie shoot.

His death brought tears and discomfort to his family, who recently went the spiritual route to unravel the cause.

Reactions trail images from Junior Pope's burial

As images from the sad event emerged, netizens left several comments on the post. See some below:


"God Why. Rest In Peace Swag Nation."


"Life is just useless!"

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"No one should stress this woman. I curse any soul or human that will ever dare to inflict more pain. May heaven and earth deprive that soul of everything good. God condole this woman and give her the grace to raise her sons this is heart-wrenching."


"Where is Angela Okorie and Co."


"His first child seem to be the only child aware of what’s going on. My heart breaks so much at the sight of him. God console their family, and everyone who’s currently going through grief."


"So this is true. God pls c0nsole the family. Another day to cryyyy for someone I don’t know directly."


"Tomorrow is not PROMISED!! Give your life to CHRIST. May his soul rest in peace."


"The first son already understands that his dad is gone. What a pity."

Jnr Pope’s colleagues break down during candlelight

As real as the death of Jnr Pope is, many of his colleagues could not believe he was gone for good.

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A candlelight procession was observed for the late actor. His colleagues, including his wife, were in attendance. reported a viral clip that showed some of them breaking down during the programme.

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