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Actor Junior Pope Dies in Tragic Boat Accident

According to filmmaker Sam Olatunji, Junior Pope, along with three others, lost their lives after their boat capsized while en route to a movie location.

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Actor Junior Pope Dies in Tragic Boat AccidentThe Nollywood community is mourning the untimely demise of popular actor Junior Pope, also known as Pope Odonwodo. The heartbreaking news was confirmed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, following a devastating boat accident.

According to filmmaker Sam Olatunji, Junior Pope, along with three others, lost their lives after their boat capsized while en route to a movie location. The group was heading to a film shoot when the unfortunate incident occurred at Marine Cable Point in Asaba.

Just hours before the tragedy, Junior Pope had shared a video of himself on a boat via Instagram, unaware that fate would take such a cruel turn. The actor, aged 39, was still in his usual jovial self, leaving fans in disbelief.

Junior Pope was not only a talented actor but also actively involved in skit-making, captivating his audience with his videos. His wife, children, and fans are left devastated by this sudden loss.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Junior Pope’s family during this difficult time. Nollywood has lost a bright star, and his memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who admired his work and infectious spirit.

May he rest in peace.

Fans and colleagues have flooded social media with heartfelt messages, expressing shock and grief. Junior Pope’s legacy as an actor and entertainer will continue to resonate in the Nigerian film industry.

@darlingtonnwobodo_: “Omo, this guy posted a video some hours ago while he was on the boat, saying the captain should take it easy because he is an only child and has three boys to raise. Ah! This news should better not be true.”
@its_me_ziggymanni: “Den dey take dis kain tin play?”
@theajadiolajumoke: “God abeg.”
@moyolawalofficial: “Haaaa no, God forbid!”

The loss of Junior Pope leaves a void in the entertainment industry, and his absence will be deeply felt by fans and colleagues alike. May his soul find eternal peace.

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