Veteran actor , Jimoh Aliu is dead . The late thespian who acted mainly in the Yoruba movie sector of the film industry died in a hospital in Ado -Ekiti this afternoon .
In an exclusive chat with The PUNCH , the president of the Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria , Bolaji Amusan popularly known as Mr Latin , confirmed Aliu ’s death .
He described the late actor as a cultural ambassador.
Mr Latin said, “ It is very true that Chief Jimoh Aliu is dead. He was a veteran and like a pathfinder in the movie industry . He paid his dues and may God accept his soul .
“ He died in a hospital in Ado -Ekiti this afternoon . He was in the hospital for the past four days .
“ Unfortunately , I am not a medical doctor. So there is no way I can know the cause of his death . I know he was sick , he was taken to the hospital and he died this afternoon . ”
The comic actor further said that the late Aliu lived a fulfilled life .
“ He lived a well – fulfilled life and he passed on at the ripe age of over 85 . He paid his due in the entertainment industry . He was a cultural ambassador. Chief Jimoh Aliu was a father and grandfather. He was an icon , ” Mr Latin said.
The late actor popular referred to as Aworo was born on November 11 , at Oke -Imesi , a city in Ekiti State . He began his acting career in 1959 after joining Akin Ogungbe Theatre Group
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