BREAKING! Veteran Nigerian Actor, Olu Jacobs Passes Away At 81

Olu Jacobs: “He Fought Hard,” Reactions Trail Viral Rumours About Veteran Nollywood Actor

Updated Sunday, June 30, 2024, at 4:24 PM by Olumide Alake – 2 min read

Trending reports about the demise of Nollywood veteran actor Olu Jacobs have emerged online. Olu Jacobs, husband to Joke Silva, who battled dementia, reportedly passed on at the age of 82. Fans and followers have flooded different social media pages to pay tribute to the veteran actor.

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Nollywood has lost one of its veterans as recent reports claimed veteran actor Olu Jacobs, whose real name is Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, has passed on. Reports of the actor’s demise emerged on social media on Sunday, June 30, spurring reactions from online users as many recounted how they grew up watching him on TV screens. However, as of the time of this report, there has been no confirmation from his family or close associates.

Recall that Jacobs had been battling dementia for some time. The veteran actor’s wife and actress Joke Silva, in a viral video, disclosed that his poor health had changed him significantly.

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She added that Olu Jacobs was no longer the man she walked down the aisle with 37 years ago.

Netizens Mourn Olu Jacobs

Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions as fans and supporters pen tributes to the veteran actor. Read the comments below:

  • capry_sunn: “Till death do us apart” and Joke Silva surely did that. RIP legend.”
  • comfort_gabriella1: “Joke Silva stood by him till death do them part. That’s a good marriage right there. May his soul rest in perfect peace.”
  • b_unique: “His wife stayed with him to the very end. Madam Joke Silva is a legend. May his soul rest in peace.”
  • ibrolee: “What a wife he had… she stood by him until the end…”
  • mightyroyal1: “He really needs the rest; he fought so hard. RIP legend.”
  • mas_ebi: “I guess he’s the oldest among the actors that passed on lately. REST ON SIR.”

47-Year-Old Video of Olu Jacobs in a Romantic Movie Scene

Legit.ng also reported that Tunde Ednut shared a 47-year-old movie featuring Nollywood veteran Olu Jacobs. The social media blogger shared a scene from an epic film showing Olu in a cosy sitting room setting with a white lady. What interested many was the Nigerian accent Olu Jacobs used in delivering his lines.

Read more: Legit.ng

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