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UPDATE on Murphy Afolabi burials, Odunlade, Chatta, Sanyeri others react to death

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UNTIMELY death of veteran Nollywood Actor, Murphy Afolabi has thrown the Yoruba Nollywood actors into a state or wailing and mourning.



The news had it that Murphy fell from the bathroom and died.



According to a reliable source from the family of the late actor who would not want his name mentioned, he said there was issues surrounding the burial place of the diseased.



He told SOJ WORLDWIDE Correspondent that the children and wives wanted him buried at his residence in Lagos but his family wanted his remain buried in Osogbo, his home town.



Our source further told SOJ WORLDWIDE that the family left Osogbo this morning for Lagos to reach a compromise with the wives and children and they finally agreed that Murphy Afolabi will be laid to rest at his residence in IKORODU, Lagos State at about 4pm today, Monday, May 15, 2023.

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Murphy who was a traditionalist recently converted to Islam, he was said to have taken part in the just concluded Ramadan fasting. He celebrated his 49th birthday on May 5, 2023 but passed on nine days later.



Reactions of Nollywood stars:

Announcing the sad news on Sunday afternoon in a Facebook post accompanied by pictures, popular Nollywood actor and director, Tunde Ola Yusuf wrote: “REST IN PEACE. May God give the family and close associates the fortitude to bear the loss.”



Famous Yoruba actor and producer: Ibrahim Chatta wrote: “Indeed a black Sunday. Rest in Peace, Murphy Afọlábí.”







Also, actress Wumi Toriola wrote: “Oh My God. Murphy Afolabi is dead.”

Actress Dayo Amusa said: “We celebrated your birthday just a few days ago I am deeply sad and shocked to hear this sad news. Oku nsunkun Oku. Death is hard and cruel. I pray that his soul RIP.”

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Olaniyi Afonja, popularly known as Sanyeri: “It’s so shocking to hear the death of my wonderful friend Murphy Afolabi. I pray God be with the family he left behind. Murphy Rest in Perfect Peace.”

Odunlade Adekola wrote: “Jesus Christ. We lost Murphy.”

Muyiwa Ademola wrote: “This is sad news! It is a Dark Sunday. A scary one! I’m just terrified. Rest In Peace Murphy Afolabi.”

Damilola Oni said: “Life. So fickle. Rest easy, Uncle Murphy. God knows.”

Damola Olatunji said: “Murphy, but why? We all celebrated your birthday on the 5th of May, not knowing it was you saying good bye.

“Vanity upon vanity. Everything we do is vanity, empty, futile, and short lived. It doesn’t matter if you’re wise or a fool, ultimately, because everyone ends up dying. Rest on bruv. Sunnnre ooo.”

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Editor’s Note:. SOJ WORLDWIDE ONLINE NEWS sends its condolences to the family of Murphy Afolabi for the irreparable loss of their breadwinner. He was a known cheerful veteran Actor who was a man of the people.

May God give his loved ones the courage to bear this great untimely loss.

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