Ernest Asuzu who grew into fame as with his several bad boy characters died on Tuesday, January, 26, 2021 at the age of 37.
His heath was confirmed by his wife Jennifer to Pulse News and revealed that the actor slumped and never woke up.
He is survived by his wife and two children.
Prior to his death, the actor struggled with stroke amidst other personal problems that prevented him from being in the limelight.
Ernest hails from Imo state and grew up in Lagos state where he had his primary and secondary school education.
Asuzu rose to limelight in the 1990s after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster ‘Another Campus Queen.’
He was featured alongside some of Nollywood’s greats like Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Emeka Ike and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.
He reportedly starred in over 150 movies during his career in Nollywood.
Just like a number of movie stars, Asuzu also had a stint in the music industry. His stage name was El Cream.
After his fame in the limelight, the actor had personal problems which were further complicated after he suffered stroke in 2015.
His health issues took a toll on him financially. He was also once rumoured dead.
During his challenging period, likes of popular Delta State-based Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufenyin of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry Warri and Mrs Obiano, the First Lady of Anambra State came to his aid.
In 2020, a video of the actor surfaced online where he was seen pleading for financial assistance in front of an ATM gallery in Lagos.
The late actor revealed in an interview with Premium Times in December 2020, that he asked his friends to make that video so people would know he was still not in a good place.