Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Lari Williams of Village Headmaster fame has died at the age of 81.

Williams passed on after battling a long time illness.

Known for his roles in popular soaps such as Village Headmaster, Ripples, Mirror in the Sun, he passed away at his home in Ikom, Cross Rivers State on Sunday.

During his lifetime, he was a poet, playwright and celebrated actor both in stage and screen.

He was decorated with a prestigeous national award, Member of the Order of Federal Republic in 2008.

Chief Lari Williams was the first president of the Actor’s Guild of Nigeria and he enjoyed a career that span over five decades.

He studied Journalism in the London School of Journalism before proceeding to study English at Morley’s College and then Drama at Mountview Theatre School and Straford E15 Acting School, England to become a professional actor.

Burial arrangements will be announced soon by his family.

Lari Williams was born in 1940 but there are no details of where he was born, there are also details on who his parents are or what they do.

There are also no details on whether Lari Williams had any siblings, he is however, a Nigerian by north and was 81years old until his death.

Lari Williams education

Lari Williams was a student of CMS Grammar School, Lagos state, after which he proceeded to the London School of Journalism where he bagged a degree in Journalism.

Lari Williams’s career

The record revealed Lari Williams took up interest in drama at Morley College, Mountview Theatre School, and later at the University of Iowa in America.

During his time in England, Lari Williams created a group he named Calabash Artists.

Upon his return to Nigeria 1977, Lari Williams became the first actor to perform on top of Zuma Rock in Abuja FCT, 1,200 feet high, where he did a rendition of his late friend, Maman Vatsa’s poem, ‘The bird that sings in the rain.’

Lari Williams was massively talented as he was a poet, playwright and actor both in live theatre and on screen, which saw him bagged numerous awards.

The record Lari Williams was the first president of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria and was in the entertainment industry for over five decades.

Lari Williams’ personal life

Lari Williams kept many of his personal life details private, there are no details of who his wife and children.

Lari William’s death

The report revealed that Lari Williams died on Sunday but the news of his death was made public on Monday, 28th of February 2022.

Lari William’e net worth

There are no details on Lari Williams’ net worth, and he was residing in Ikom, Cross-River, until his death.