Nollywood is currently mourning after the death of a popular Yoruba movie actor was announced on social media by close colleagues. Gbenga Akintude popularly known as ‘Burger’ has died after a brief illness.

According to Kunle Afod, an actor and producer, who announced his death via Instagram, Akintunde died on Thursday, January 3, 2018, after visiting the hospital to complain of malaria.

“You called yesterday to confirm if I will still be holding my new year party today and I was called this afternoon that you are no more …BURGER…Heard u went to the hospital to complain about malaria this afternoon and in few hours u are in the mortuary… this is so sad ……Planning to celebrate you in few days time …imagine the shock and tears ..Oye olorun” Kunle wrote.

His family is yet to release a statement following his date but we will keep you updated as the story updates.

This is the first recorded death in the entertainment industry for 2019.

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